Our Stories: SwitchBack Systems


Mary Noe, PhD

SwitchBack Systems
"GI has been on the whole ride with me."
Mary Noe was obsessed with DNA synthesis for over 25 years, as an undergrad, graduate student, and during her work in the biotech industry. Her goal became how to design and build a tool to make the best DNA synthesis in the world.  Mary saw the biology revolution coming and what was needed to achieve its promise. “Every platform I was working on was not scalable to meet the future market need,” she said.  Mary knew what approaches to DNA synthesis worked and didn’t. She leveraged her understanding to create a scalable, cost efficient, new DNA synthesis platform.

Paul Conley, PhD

General Inception
"I met Mary when she had a great idea backed by exceptional experience."