Corporate Banner
Satellite Banner
Technology
Networks
Scientific Communities
 
Become a Member | Sign in
Home>News>This Article
  News
Return

IDT and SGI-DNA Broaden Their Collaboration

Published: Friday, March 01, 2013
Last Updated: Thursday, February 28, 2013
Bookmark and Share
Both Companies expand partnership to provide synthetic DNA products up to 2 Mbp.

Integrated DNA Technologies, Inc. (IDT) and SGI-DNA have announced an expanded partnership to develop, manufacture, and market a variety of synthetic DNA products.

IDT is the world’s leader in custom oligonucleotide synthesis and SGI-DNA is a newly formed subsidiary of Synthetic Genomics, Inc. (SGI), which focuses on genomic-driven solutions to a variety of global needs.

In February of 2012, IDT and SGI began to co-manufacture, commercialize, and market small synthetic gene products of up to 5 kb.

IDT also launched its gBlocks™ Gene Fragments product line, for use in combination with SGI’s proprietary DNA technologies, including Gibson Assembly™, to assemble small gene constructs efficiently.

gBlocks™ Gene Fragments have already revolutionized synthetic biology applications by substantially lowering DNA synthesis costs and making DNA assembly more efficient and reliable.

IDT and SGI-DNA are now extending this collaboration to manufacture and co-brand cloned synthetic DNA constructs up to 2 Mbp, and to make them available through IDT.

This product offering has not been available until today and will make possible new applications including metabolic and whole genome engineering through de novo DNA synthesis.

SGI-DNA will manufacture and become IDT’s exclusive supplier of the larger constructs. The two companies will also work together on the launch of an expanded IDT gBlocks Gene Fragments offering, expected later in 2013.

Dr. Joseph Walder, IDT’s Founder and Chief Executive Officer, noted, “By joining forces, IDT and SGI-DNA will enable the research community by providing a complete solution, from short genes to very large synthetic constructs, at prices and with delivery times simply unavailable in the market today.” “Enabling new and better research has always been the essence of IDT’s mission, so it’s the perfect fit.”

“Over the last year, we have grown our in-house gene synthesis business, and effectively worked together with IDT to co-manufacture and co-market smaller synthetic gene products. This is the natural next step in that collaboration,” agreed J. Craig Venter, Ph.D., SGI’s Founder and Chief Executive Officer.

He continued, “We are excited about what we’ll accomplish through the combination of SGI-DNA’s unique expertise with large, complex gene products and IDT’s experience in manufacturing and delivering small DNA products to researchers around the globe.”

SGI is also announcing the official launch of SGI-DNA, which will be responsible for all aspects of the development, manufacture, and commercialization of SGI’s synthetic DNA business.

IDT and SGI-DNA did not disclose the financial details of their arrangement.


Further Information

Join For Free

Access to this exclusive content is for Technology Networks Premium members only.

Join Technology Networks Premium for free access to:

  • Exclusive articles
  • Presentations from international conferences
  • Over 3,000+ scientific posters on ePosters
  • More Than 4,400+ scientific videos on LabTube
  • 35 community eNewsletters


Sign In



Forgotten your details? Click Here
If you are not a member you can join here

*Please note: By logging into TechnologyNetworks.com you agree to accept the use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our privacy policy.

Related Content

TBUSA, IDT Announce Collaboration
Collaboration aims to support targeted RNA Sequencing.
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
IDT Acquires AITbiotech
Acquisition increases capacity to deliver high quality, locally manufactured oligos .
Thursday, December 10, 2015
IDT Expands Oligonucleotide Manufacturing in Singapore
Acquisition increases capacity to deliver high quality, locally manufactured oligos.
Wednesday, December 02, 2015
Dr Patricia Tavormina Named Winner of First IDT ISO 14001 Sustainability Award
Biodiversity research on methane sinks and global warming earns $14,001 in oligo credit.
Thursday, September 10, 2015
Untangling the Web of Gene Expression
New technology for understanding gene expression drives research forward.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Fast and Focused Sequencing from Single Genes to Entire Exomes
IDT reveals how to increase sequencing success with new and existing enrichment panels.
Monday, March 16, 2015
Discover Affordable Custom NGS Panels
IDT webinar helps NGS researchers bring cost-savings to target capture panels.
Thursday, February 12, 2015
Synthetic Biology Webinar - Genome Modifications Made Easy
IDT reveals how to overcome the challenges of CRISPR-mediated genome editing.
Thursday, January 15, 2015
IDT and Ubiquitome Partner to Develop Mobile Ebola Test
Handheld, battery-powered Freedom4 enables rapid field deployment of gold standard molecular test.
Wednesday, December 03, 2014
Discover the Latest NGS-Based Assays Guiding Precision Oncology
IDT joins forces with Foundation Medicine in AMP workshop.
Saturday, November 08, 2014
IDT Shares Tips for Optimizing Target Capture
The article discusses improved target capture methods for increasing reliability of next generation sequencing data.
Friday, October 24, 2014
From Honey Bees to Hearts - Keep Track of the Latest in NGS
Free IDT symposium explores diverse NGS applications.
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Novel rhPCR Unravels Gene Expression
Method enables identification and analysis of highly similar alternatively spliced transcripts.
Tuesday, September 09, 2014
IDT Shares Comprehensive qPCR Resources
Special qPCR compendium issue of DECODED now freely available.
Wednesday, August 06, 2014
IDT Acquires SURVEYOR® Nuclease Business from Transgenomic
Addition of SURVEYOR enzyme and kits expands IDT's molecular biology product offerings.
Wednesday, July 02, 2014
Scientific News
Releasing Cancer Cells for Better Analysis
A new device developed at the University of Michigan could provide a non-invasive way to monitor the progress of an advanced cancer treatment.
Releasing Cancer Cells for Better Analysis
A new device developed at the University of Michigan could provide a non-invasive way to monitor the progress of an advanced cancer treatment.
Apricot Kernels Pose Risk of Cyanide Poisoning
Eating more than three small raw apricot kernels, or less than half of one large kernel, in a serving can exceed safe levels. Toddlers consuming even one small apricot kernel risk being over the safe level.
Cell Transplant Treats Parkinson’s in Mice
A University of Wisconsin—Madison neuroscientist has inserted a genetic switch into nerve cells so a patient can alter their activity by taking designer drugs that would not affect any other cell.
Understanding Female HIV Transmission
Glowing virus maps points of entry through entire female reproductive tract for first time.
Genetic Markers Influence Addiction
Differences in vulnerability to cocaine addiction and relapse linked to both inherited traits and epigenetics, U-M researchers find.
Lab-on-a-Chip for Detecting Glucose
By integrating microfluidic chips with fiber optic biosensors, researchers in China are creating ultrasensitive lab-on-a-chip devices to detect glucose levels.
A lncRNA Regulates Repair of DNA Breaks in Breast Cancer Cells
Findings give "new insight" into biology of tough-to-treat breast cancer.
COPD Linked to Increased Bacterial Invasion
Persistent inflammation in COPD may result from a defect in the immune system that allows airway bacteria to invade deeper into the lung.
Detection of HPV in First-Void Urine
Similar sensitivity of HPV test on first void urine sample compared to cervical smear.
Scroll Up
Scroll Down
Skyscraper Banner

Skyscraper Banner
Go to LabTube
Go to eposters
 
Access to the latest scientific news
Exclusive articles
Upload and share your posters on ePosters
Latest presentations and webinars
View a library of 1,800+ scientific and medical posters
3,000+ scientific and medical posters
A library of 2,500+ scientific videos on LabTube
4,400+ scientific videos
Close
Premium CrownJOIN TECHNOLOGY NETWORKS PREMIUM FOR FREE!