Nyoka engineers proteins that create safe, sustainable, and efficient light, currently developing bioluminescent materials and products including a biodegradable fishing lure for commercial fishermen. In this application, Nyoka addresses the problem of ghost gear, specifically chemical light sticks used as lures in the marine industry, which are single-use plastic and contain toxic cancer-causing chemicals that leak into the ocean. Nyoka’s tech has the potential to disrupt the chemiluminescence industry and expand what is possible with light.