Synthetic Genomics

Synthetic Genomics commercializes genomic-driven technologies.

Location: 
La Jolla, CA
Type: 
VC-Funded Company
Category: 
Biofuels
Website: 
http://www.syntheticgenomics.com

Synthetic Genomics Inc. was founded to commercialize genomic-driven technologies. Our scientific strength lies in the decades of pioneering research by founders, J. Craig Venter, Ph.D., Nobel Laureate Hamilton O. Smith, M.D., and the leading scientific teams they have assembled. Dr. Venter and his teams have proven track records of making scientific breakthroughs that translate into viable commercial solutions.

The company's scientific capabilities encompass areas such as environmental genomics, microbiology, biochemistry, bioinformatics, plant genomics, genome engineering, synthetic biology, and climate change. In addition to the strong applied research efforts conducted at SGI, the company sponsors fundamental research at the J. Craig Venter Institute, a not-for-profit organization with more than 400 scientists and staff working on a variety of genomic research and policy fronts. In addition to the Intellectual Property developed internally, SGI has exclusive access to new inventions and discoveries in synthetic genomics research developed by the JCVI under the Sponsored Research Agreement between both organizations.

Synthetic Genomics is a Draper Fisher Jurvetson portfolio company.

Synthetic Genomics is one of the GoingGreen 2009 top 100 private companies.

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