Any Organism Any Trait
At Primordial Genetics we build superior microbes with our genetic technology platform capable of significant productivity improvements.
We design and engineer high efficiency microbes to address global challenges in sustainable health, food, agriculture, fuels and therapeutics.
Our Function Generator™ technology allows us to improve any organism by creating novel protein architectures.
Primordial Genetics is the world leader in Constructive Biology; a revolutionary new way of practicing biotechnology.
Constructive Biology involves building new genetic components using existing coding sequences as building blocks.
Function Generator™ is broadly applicable and will drive improvements in numerous microbial species used across multiple industries.
Microbes were never equipped to keep up with global human population expansion.
Our global human population is growing at an alarming rate.
By 2030, the world’s population is expected to grow by one billion. At the same time, the climate crisis is worsening across the globe.
We’re evolving pure and natural biological technologies to make life on earth safer and more sustainable.
A Healthy Planet
Primordial Genetics is working to become a leading provider of genetic solutions for microbial improvement. Our ultimate goal is to be able to shape the genetics and characteristics of useful organisms rapidly and flexibly – like clay in our hands. Primordial Genetics also has unique and powerful protein engineering capabilities that are being put to use together with our partners to develop next-generation enzymes for pharmaceutical and industrial applications.
Sustainability & Productivity
We thrive in partnerships that improve industrial production organisms and systems in a variety of industries: pharmaceuticals, feed & food ingredients, renewable chemicals & fuels, food processing and agricultural biotechnology. Our internal R&D is focused on producing superior bacterial strains for amino acid and protein production. In particular, we are creating bacterial strains for producing L-Methionine, an essential and high-value amino acid used in animal feed.
Primordial Genetics Inc. has developed Function Generator™, a novel combinatorial gain-of-function genetic technology designed to enhance productivities of microbes used for the production of proteins (therapeutic proteins, industrial enzymes) and chemicals / fuels / pharmaceuticals. Function Generator™ has been validated in baker’s yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) and the laboratory bacterium Escherichia coli.
Microbes are widely used for bio-production. Genetic optimization – creating improved strains of microbes for maximum efficiency and productivity – is currently difficult, slow and expensive. Function Generator™ is capable of dramatic improvement of productivities, tolerances and growth characteristics in production organisms to achieve economic and sustainable biological production systems.
combines multiple enabling technologies for designing and engineering life forms to perform amazing biological functions.
This flagship technology is an entirely novel method to evolve the productivity of microbes and enzymes.
Function Generator™: No technology compares.
There. Is. No. Substitute.
Building Better Microbes with Function Generator™
Our evolved organisms serve global markets with sustainable solutions for health, food, agriculture, fuels and therapeutics
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Any Organism, Any Trait: Microbial Improvement By Harnessing the Vastness of the Evolutionary Genetic Space
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