This year our team was assured that Lithuanians are extremely warm and supportive. Lots of different businesses from start-up‘s to a huge international companies, from life sciences to a laser and law industries trusted in our team, believed in our idea and funded a SynDrop project. Financial or material support was vital and let us acomplish our project
Protein level sponsors
These are our general sponsors. They have provided us with reagents for our project and a major financial support
Brolis Semiconductors is a high-tech company engaged in semiconductors in electronics and photoelectronics. Three brothers - Augustinas, Kristijonas and Dominykas have launched the company in 2011. Since the foundation, Brolis Semiconductors has been growing dynamically, marked by numerous awards, continuous innovation and consistent growth in both personnel and infrastructure. Currently Brolis acts across three locations with headquarters and production facility in Vilnius (Lithuania), Northern Ireland and Ghent (Belgium). Brolis Semiconductors focuses on creation some of the world’s finest infrared laser products from near infrared to mid infrared. The mission of Brolis Semiconductors is to create, develop and bring to market advanced cutting-edge infrared photonic technology that would fully utilize the very nature of semiconductors technology - compactness and scale - and reach every individual.
Thermo Fisher Scientific
Thermo Fisher Scientific is the world leader in serving science, with revenues of $17 billion and 50,000 employees in 50 countries. Company's mission is to enable the customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. They help the customers accelerate life sciences research, solve complex analytical challenges, improve patient diagnostics and increase laboratory productivity. Thermo Fisher Scientific Vilnius Center of Excellence for Biosciences has world-class capabilities in manufacturing products for the life science market, and has an outstanding research and development (R&D) center, focused on the development of new products in all aspects of molecular, protein, and cellular biology. Products are broadly used worldwide to study gene structure, expression and variety, to create new diagnostics methods for innate, hereditary and infectious diseases.
Barclays - a British multinational investment bank and financial services company headquartered in London has more than 325 years of history from the very beginning in Lombard Street. Apart from investment, Barclays is organised into four core businesses: personal banking, corporate banking, wealth management and investment management. The strategy of Barclays PLC Group is to build on their strength as a transatlantic consumer, corporate and investment bank. In 2009 in Lithuania Barclays established strategic centre for technologies and services – Barclays Group Operations Centre in Lithuania (BGOL) with over 900 employees. Two clearly defined divisions of Barclays - Barclays UK and Barclays International, provide diversification by business line, geography and customer, enhancing financial resilience and helping to contribute to the delivery of consistent returns through the business cycle.
RNA level sponsors
These sponsors helped us to cover project expenditures: laboratory costs, Giant Jamboree participation fee, travel expenses and human practices' activities.
Biotecha is a private limited liability company and one of the few companies in the Baltic countries with many years of experience in life sciences, pharmaceutical, food and beverage technologies. With many years of experience, UAB Biotecha now offers solutions and supplies devices for scientific analysis, manufacturing processes and process controls. The company delivers, installs and maintains industrial and laboratory equipment. Company’s mission is to deliver and offer the latest achievements in research and technology to the Baltic countries and provide all the necessary tools for scientific analysis, manufacturing processes and process controls.
METIDA is a patent and trademark agency, it was founded in 1991. In 2005 it became METIDA Law Firm of Reda Zaboliene and expanded its’ areas of practice. The firm provides services in intellectual property, contract, company, competition, labour, real-estate and construction law, as well as represents legal and natural persons in civil cases.
Cosmo Bio is a Japanese company providing the most up-to-date products and technical information available from world-class manufacturers, to laboratories, research institutes, life-science education and testing organizations throughout Japan and around the world. Cosmo Bio has been supporting and inspiring the Japan life science research community for over 30 years with products from hundreds of domestic and international manufacturers.
Droplet Genomics is a company making microfluidic instruments, consumables and data analysis tools - so biological samples can be analysed at the granularity of single cells. This generates enough data to reveal biological mechanisms and makes it possible to predict the future, rather than characterise the present. Interdisciplinarity is at the heart of Droplet Genomics’ every product and the company consider this as a unique opportunity to deliver truly innovative solutions for a better science.
Zabolis Partners is a venture capital, venture debt, private equity, and real estate investment firm. It specializes in growth capital investments, bridge financing, distressed/vulture investments industry consolidations, recapitalizations, and buyouts. The firm seeks to invest in incubation, seed/startup, early venture, turnaround, and emerging growth stages. It seeks to make real estate investments in retail properties and large single-tenant and power centre properties. Zabolis Partners prefers to invest in the Baltic Region and Eastern Europe.
Light Conversion is a privately owned company based in Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania. Company is the world leading manufacturer of wavelength tunable femtosecond laser sources based on TOPAS and ORPHEUS series of optical parametric amplifiers (OPA) as well as diode pumped solid state femtosecond lasers PHAROS and CARBIDE. With more than 3000 systems installed worldwide, Light Conversion has established itself as a reliable and innovative producer of femtosecond optical devices.
BIOK laboratorija is the biggest cosmetics manufacturer in Lithuania founded in 1991. Company produces over 200 different skin, hair care and oral hygiene products. The underlying skincare manufacturing principle of BIOK Laboratorija is to take the best that nature can offer and use it for beauty. BIOK Laboratorija produces exceptionally natural and organic products enriched with plant-based ingredients that are reliable and effective. In addition to natural plant ingredients, the company uses active ingredients that help the skin regenerate, maintain its moisture balance and deliver the necessary vitamins.
Benediktas Gylys Foundation
Since 2013 Benediktas Gylys Foundation (BGF) carries out projects that promote creativity, entrepreneurship and initiatives by young talents. From 2017 BGF purposefully supports science, innovation and technologies.
DNA level sponsors
These sponsors have provided us with some reagents and plastic ware for our project.
Froceth is the first and only biotechnology company in Lithuania manufacturing advanced therapy medicinal products (ATMPs) individually for each patient. Products are developed by using patients’ own tissues and cells in the manufacturing process, and by addressing the specific needs of each person.
Integrated DNA Technologies
IDT is the largest manufacturer of custom oligo products in the US today. They became the industry leader in this competitive field by maintaining the highest standards of quality, service, and technical know-how.
Grida is a limited liability company trading in laboratory equipment and diagnostic reagents. Grida is one of the major suppliers on Lithuanian market of diagnostic testing systems, disposable systems and laboratory equipment to laboratories, university clinics, quality control laboratories and research institutes. Grida sells wide range of products from goods needed for daily work of a laboratory to complex equipment.
Labochema is a limited liability company which can meet demand in different type of laboratory equipment, chemical reagents, laboratory wares and laboratory consumables, laboratory furniture, and implementing individual laboratory installation projects.
Our academic sponsors provided us laboratory space and some of the needed equipment, covered the team registration fee. They consulted us on different project matters such as: project development, communications and educational activities.
Vilnius University is the oldest and largest Lithuanian higher education institution. It was established in the 16th century and now is one the most important parts of culture, science and research in Lithuania. The mission of Vilnius University is to create, accumulate and disseminate knowledge by ensuring continuity of authentic university culture, distinguished by the atmosphere where old traditions and new ideas enrich each other.
Vilnius University Life Sciences Center
LSC project is one of the so-called Valley programs (research centers) implemented in Lithuania where one of the top priorities is to develop top level University education and attract young researchers to science. Main research fields and study programs at the LSC include structure and functional research of biomolecules, structural biology and bioinformatics, human, plant and microbial genome research, biotechnology, molecular biology, genetics, neurobiology, and related sciences. The LSC is focusing on cooperation with business and attracting foreign investments, creation of new innovative business.
Institute of Biotechnology
Institute of Biotechnology is a part of Vilnius University, which focuses on scientific researches and biotechnology. Institute seeks to maintain the high standarts in scientific endeavour, research training and technological advance, with its main focus in a broadly defined field of molecular biotechnology, including nucleic acid and protein technologies, bioinformatics, immunodiagnostics, drug design, microfluidics, next generation epigenomics and gene editing technologies.
Provided accommodation in Boston during the “2018 Giant Jamboree” conference.
The Lithuanian American Community (LAC) is part of the Lithuanian World Community, an organizational network embracing Lithuanians in over 41 countries. Since 1951 they organize educational, cultural, community, sports and social events and, in addition, assists lithuanians or lithuanian organizations in foreign countries.