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The application of Cordyceps for treating diseases in China can be traced back to the 18th century.

Recently scientists have unveiled the active substance which is of great clinical potential in Cordyceps militaris —— cordycepin(COR) .

But the price of cordycepin is too high at approximately 1500 dollars per gram.

How can we lower the price of COR to make it more practical in clinical and laboratory settings?

Our solution: CORegulaTIN


Cheap raw materials

The cost for production is negligible compared to the product.

Automatic fermentation

To avoid pollution
To save labor


We can get pentostatin(PTN) at the same time.

Market analysis has been conducted to verify the feasibility of our project. SCU-China has also issued business plans to take CORegulaTIN beyond iGEM.