Making all RNA visible and druggable
Lucerna, Inc. is a biotechnology tool company focused on developing and commercializing the fluorescent aptamer (Spinach™) technology for the purposes of: 1.) Providing plug-and-play RNA imaging and detection systems as research reagents, 2.) Developing high-throughput screening platforms to enable new drug discovery of previous intractable targets, and 3.) Developing fluorescent sensors for industrial production applications.
Lucerna was founded by Cornell University scientists who are the inventors of the Spinach™ technology and have published over 20 articles on the technology. The founding team has demonstrated expertise in the fields of RNA biology, aptamer development, chemical biology, and fluorescence imaging. Additionally, Lucerna scientists have extensive experience in RNA biology, fluorescence imaging, high-throughput screening and assay development.