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 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 right now? Can a website tell you the current impact of the medicine you took yesterday? Do you have a way of knowing if your dog has cancer? Do you know what you’re actually eating and where in the world it came from?

With this limitation of insight 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 online?

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

A connected network
was born.
2010: Internet of Things

Devices can now connect
into the network.
2020: Internet of Biology

A world where any molecule
of life can be connected.