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Partner Special Offers
We are proud to announce our Partner Special offers for all the 2016 iGEM teams! For a complete list of corporate innovation proposals & team grants opportunities and discounts click here.
Our 2016 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.
This year IDT is partnering with iGEM to offer FREE DNA synthesis to all iGEM 2016 teams. Learn more about the IDT's offer here.
- 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.
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 Partner Sponsor page to learn more.
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. Information about Agilent is available at www.agilent.com.
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. Visit the Audotesk Partner Sponsor page to learn more about Autodesk partner offer and software offers!!
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 complimentary software 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.
For more about PLOS and the PLOS iGEM Collection visit the PLOS Partner's page.
Visit the SynBioBeta Partner's page to learn more.
SYNENERGENE is a four-year mobilization and mutual learning action plan (MMLAP) supported by the European Commission under the 7th Framework Programme. The project aims to contribute to Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) in synthetic biology by establishing an open dialogue between stakeholders concerning SynBio’s potential benefits and risks, and by exploring possibilities for its collaborative shaping on the basis of public participation.
This year, SYNENERGENE is offering funded collaboration opportunities to iGEM teams to support advanced Human Practices work. Visit SYNENERGENE Partner Sponsor page to learn more.
Syngenta is a leading agriculture company helping to improve global food security by enabling millions of farmers to make better use of available resources. Apply for the Syngenta corporate innovation proposal for additional iGEM team funding! Click here to learn more.
- Twist Bioscience
Broadband DNA synthesis.
Gold Level Sponsors
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.
- USDA / APHIS Biotechnology Regulatory Services
- The University of Edinburgh, The School of Biological Sciences
- Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM)
- Gilson, in partnership with sciNote Open Source Electronic Lab Notebook
- The BioBricks Foundation
- Ginkgo Bioworks
- La Paillasse