Thirty years ago, if you wanted to know how many people lived in Kansas, what would you have done? Gone to your local library, found the stack of encyclopedias, hoped K was on the shelf, and flipped pages until you got to Kansas, to see what the population was at the time of publication. More likely, you shrugged your shoulders and resigned yourself to not knowing the answer.

Compare that to now. How hard is answering that question today? You type (or speak) it into your cell phone, and voila, thanks to the Internet, the answer for the current year comes up immediately. In fact, most cold hard facts can be looked up today in a matter of seconds. The impossible mysteries of 30 years ago are instantly discoverable with the touch of a few buttons. The Internet is incredible, and yet there’s one thing it can’t yet connect to… biology.

Can you Google how much iron is in your blood? Can a website tell you the impact of the iron supplement, or any medication, that you took? Or provide the nutritional content of the apple in your hand? When your cat is sick, do you run to the Internet, or a vet?

With this in mind, we asked ourselves a crucial question – why can’t the Internet connect to biology? Why does everything need to go through labs, or go unsolved? What if you could look up biological conditions as easily as you can look up the population of Kansas?

And so Cardea was born. In our world, digital technology connects directly to biology, for immediate insight into the current condition of any molecule of life. We design and create digital biosensors to enrich the health and life of every person on earth.

1990: Internet

2000: Internet of Things

2018: Internet of Biology

A connected network was born.

Devices can now connect
into the network.

A world where any molecule
of life can be connected.