What is CAMBIA?
CAMBIA, based in Canberra Australia, is an independent non-profit institute that invents and shares enabling technologies and new practices for life sciences and intellectual property management to further social equity.
CAMBIA is the founder of the BiOS Initiative, the Patent Lens (www.patentlens.net) and the online collaboration platform BioForge (www.bioforge.net). CAMBIA technologies, including TransBacter, GUSPlus and Diversity Arrays, a genome diversity mapping technology, are made freely available under BiOS licenses, in return for agreement to share the technology and improvements with others.
BiOS licenses and the online collaboration community exist to optimize these open source enabling technologies, and to protect and maintain capabilities to use the technologies throughout the developed and developing world.