Jungle Innovations

Quintessential Nature Biotech

Nature Rules, Jungle Rules: Nature as Model, Mentor & Measure

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"The imagination of nature is far, far greater than the imagination of man."

– Richard P. Feynman


Nature is an extremely rich source of real-world,  tried-&-tested biotechnologies. Many of her creations speak volumes & stand hands-down unmatched. Indeed, many of her technologies have survived an eons gauntlet of harsh, unforgiving times, & for far longer then we can possibly fully appreciate. In many ways, hence, she offers a template, a guide-post & yard-stick on how to survive & play in her sandbox & shifting sands. We thus believe it might be far more intelligent to take a page out of her play-book & tap-elevate her designs to suit our needs than to try to out-pitch her with more half-baked &  failed ideas, ideas that always seem to fall off the arc, her arc. In the words of Leslie Orgel, we recognize that "evolution is 'cleverer' than [we] are."  

Out-of-the Jungle Zootech R&D

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"The jungle is dark but full of diamonds."

- Arthur A. Miller


We're especially focused on nature-tech or jungle-tech biomimicry. More to the point, animalesque zootech. Biology, zoology may not seem like technology, it's wet-'n-wild, can be highly unpredictable, even downright uncooperative with a mind of its own. Indeed, just observing it can alter its behavior & its latent capabilities. Yet, it is these very qualities, of extreme variability, adaptability & anti-fragility that impart it with such quintessentially sophisticated (integrated) qualities & that we gravitate to.

King of the Jungle × Invisible Elephant in the Room

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"Nature shows us only the tail of the lion. But I have no doubt that the lion belongs with it even if he cannot reveal himself all at once. We see him only the way a louse that sits upon him would."

- Albert Einstein


We're into tapping that cryptic, "dark", & nature-phenomenal region of the mammalian metabolic spectrum known as torpor. Though its biomedical capabilities are centuries long-known, it is a major driving force enabling certain mammals to express extraordinary resilience & tolerance in the face of what should be  overwhelming survival odds, this exotic biological state continues to remain biomedically completely untapped. Widely deemed human inaccessible, which it actually isn't, it remains a sort of holy-grail elusive & enigmatic biomedical platform.