Sponsors for iGEM 2018
As a non-profit organization, we count on the support of our partners and sponsors to help us continue to provide this unique and valuable experience to students worldwide. Thank you to all of everyone below who has helped make iGEM possible.
We are pleased to recognize the following sponsors of iGEM 2018:
Platinum Partner Sponsors
- Integrated DNA Technologies (IDT)
IDT is a leader in development and manufacturing of products for research and diagnostic life science markets. The world’s largest supplier of custom nucleic acids, IDT serves academic research, biotechnology, and pharmaceutical development communities with products that support applications including: next generation sequencing (NGS), gene amplification, SNP detection, expression profiling, gene quantification, and synthetic biology. Platform-independent NGS products (xGen® Lockdown®Probesfor improved target capture, custom adaptors, fusion primers, Molecular Identifier tags—MIDs) are available in addition to DNA and RNA oligonucleotides, qPCR assays, siRNA duplexes, gBlocks® Gene Fragments for gene construction, and custom gene synthesis.
With many thanks to IDT's generous offer of 20,000 bases of FREE DNA synthesis to all iGEM teams, teams can now live in the future of synthetic biology: focusing on project design and characterization, not cloning and cost. See more about IDT's ground-breaking offer at the IDT partner page.
- Open Philanthropy Project
The Open Philanthropy Project identifies outstanding giving opportunities, makes grants, follows the results, and publishes its findings. Its mission is to give as effectively as it can and share the findings openly so that anyone can build on them. Thank you to Open Philanthropy for supporting iGEM's Safety & Security Program.
GenScript is the leading gene, peptide, protein and antibody research partner for fundamental life science research, translational biomedical research, and early stage pharmaceutical development. Since our establishment in 2002, GenScript has exponentially grown to become a global leading biotech company that provides life sciences services and products to scientists over 100 countries worldwide. During their tenure, they have built the best-in-class capacity and capability for biological research services encompassing gene synthesis and molecular biology, peptide synthesis, custom antibodies, protein expression, antibody and protein engineering, and in vitro and in vivo pharmacology – all with the goal to Make Research Easy.
Apply for the GenScript corporate innovation proposal for additional iGEM team funding! Visit GenScript's Partner Sponsor page to learn more.
- Ginkgo Bioworks
Ginkgo Bioworks is the organism company. Founded by some of the earliest participants in iGEM, Ginkgo develops tools to make biology easier to engineer, with applications in consumer products, food and agriculture, health and medicine, and beyond. To learn more about Ginkgo and see open job postings, visit ginkgobioworks.com.
MathWorks is the leading developer of mathematical computing software. MATLAB, the language of technical computing, is a programming environment for algorithm development, data analysis, visualization, and numeric computation. Simulink is a graphical environment for simulation and Model-Based Design of multidomain dynamic and embedded systems. Engineers and scientists worldwide rely on these product families to accelerate the pace of discovery, innovation, and development in automotive, aerospace, electronics, financial services, biotech-pharmaceutical, and other industries. MathWorks products are also fundamental teaching and research tools in the world’s universities and learning institutions.
As an iGEM partner, MathWorks will provide free MATLAB Software License and technical support to all iGEM teams for use in the competition that can be requested here or see the MathWorks' Partner Sponsor page to learn more. For more about MathWorks and their products, visit them at www.mathworks.com/academia.
Opentrons and iGEM are excited to announce a partnership to bring the power of low-cost, open-source automation and reproducible protocols to teams shaping the future of science and engineering. Together with the work of the iGEM Measurement Committee and the Interlab Measurement Study, this partnership will allow teams to continue to advance the frontiers of measurement and reproducibility in synthetic biology.
To find out more about this team project grant and offer, see the Opentrons partner page.
Symbiosis. At Promega, as in biology itself, we believe that mutual advancement can only be achieved by working in harmony. The best benefits we receive come from the prosperity of our communities. For us, this often means fostering education and advancement of the next generation of scientists and innovators – all of you iGEMers.
For details on Promega's team project grant, see the Promega partner page.
- Twist Bioscience
At Twist Bioscience, we work in service of customers who are changing the world for the better. In fields such as medicine, agriculture, industrial chemicals and data storage, by using our synthetic DNA tools, our customers are developing ways to better lives and improve the sustainability of the planet. The faster our customers succeed, the better for all of us, and Twist Bioscience is uniquely positioned to help accelerate their efforts.
Gold Level Sponsors
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) is the world's premier measurement company and a technology leader in chemical analysis, life sciences, diagnostics, electronics and communications. The company's 20,000 employees serve customers in more than 100 countries. Agilent had net revenues of $6.6 billion in fiscal 2011.
From blockbuster special effects and buildings that create their own energy to electric cars and the batteries that power them, Autodesk software tools have assisted our customers to Imagine, Design, and Create a better world. It is with great interest that Autodesk engage with academic institutions and thought leaders to solve the design and visualization challenges facing research in synthetic biology. Autodesk is committed to helping the next generation of researchers and engineers experience their ideas before they are real by making state-of-the-art design and visualization solutions available inside and outside of the classroom.
- New England Biolabs
Established in the mid 1970's, New England Biolabs, Inc. (NEB) is the industry leader in the discovery and production of enzymes for molecular biology applications and now offers the largest selection of recombinant and native enzymes for genomic research. NEB continues to expand its product offerings into areas related to PCR, gene expression, sample preparation for next generation sequencing, synthetic biology, glycobiology, epigenetics and RNA analysis. Additionally, NEB is focused on strengthening alliances that enable new technologies to reach key market sectors, including molecular diagnostics development. New England Biolabs is a privately held company, headquartered in Ipswich, MA, and has extensive worldwide distribution through a network of exclusive distributors, agents and seven subsidiaries located in Canada, China, France, Germany, Japan, Singapore and the UK. For more information about New England Biolabs visit www.neb.com.
SGI-DNA, a wholly owned subsidiary of Synthetic Genomics, Inc. (SGI) founded in 2013 and headquartered in La Jolla, CA, provides differentiated synthetic DNA solutions to leading organizations with demands for large and/or complex DNA constructs. Building on the scientific breakthroughs from leading scientists J. Craig Venter, Hamilton Smith, Clyde Hutchison, Dan Gibson and their teams, SGI-DNA utilizes unique and proprietary DNA synthesis technologies from SGI to produce synthetic genes, genetic pathways, and whole genomes quickly and cost-effectively. SGI-DNA is responsible for all commercial aspects of SGI’s synthetic DNA business and focuses on strategic business relationships with both academic and commercial researchers.
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