SGI/Exxon’s Advancement

San Diego-based Synthetic Genomics and oil giant Exxon Mobil announced earlier this week that they have created a genetically modified strain of algae that takes a step closer to making renewable, carbon-neutral fuel grown in algae ponds a reality…

Exxon and SGI report doubling algal lipid productivity

ExxonMobil and Synthetic Genomics Inc. have announced that, in joint research into advanced biofuels, they have modified an algal strain to more than double its oil content without significantly inhibiting its growth. Using advanced cell engineering technologies at Synthetic Genomics… [Read the full story]

ZIVO contracts SGI for compliance testing

Keego Harbor, Michigan-based ZIVO Bioscience, Inc. (ZIVO,) a company developing and commercializing nutritional compounds and bioactive molecules derived from its proprietary algal strains, has entered into a tolling agreement and technical services contract with Synthetic Genomics… [Read the full story]

SGI-ExxonMobile ’17

Synthetic Genomics Inc. (SGI), the La Jolla, California, synthetic biology startup, and ExxonMobil continue to believe the dream of turning algae into a ubiquitous, affordable and low-emission transportation fuel can become a reality. The two companies announced this week that they are renewing their…

Synthetic Genomics and ExxonMobil renew algae biofuels research agreement

Synthetic Genomics and ExxonMobil have announced that they have extended their agreement to conduct joint research into advanced algae biofuels, after making significant progress in understanding algae genetics… [Read the full story]

Synthetic Genomics appoints Oliver Fetzer as CEO

La Jolla, California-based Synthetic Genomics, Inc. (SGI), a synthetic biology company commercializing genomic technologies to revolutionize several industries, has announced the appointment of Oliver Fetzer, Ph.D., MBA as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). In his role as CEO Fetzer… [Read the full story]

Synthetic Genomics and ADM partner for omega-3 DHA

Synthetic Genomics Inc. (SGI), a privately held company developing and commercializing genomic driven advancements in a variety of industries, and Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM)…

SGI Purchases Patent Portfolio from Febit

Synthetic Genomics Inc. (SGI), a privately held company developing and commercializing genomic-driven solutions to solve a range of global challenges, has announced they have purchased from Febit…

Synthetic Genomics Expansion Update

Bruce V. Bigelow, the editor of Xconomy San Diego, digs deeper into the recent announcement of Synthetic Genomics’ purchase of 81-acres near Southern California’s Salton Sea, to indicate that the land comes…

Synthetic Genomics Buys 81-Acre SC Site for Algae Scale-up

La Jolla, CA-based Synthetic Genomics Inc. (SGI) has purchased an 81-acre site for scale up and testing of newly identified and engineered algal strains. The company will use the site, located in the Imperial…

SGI and NEB to Launch Gibson Assembly™ Master Mix

Synthetic Genomics, Inc. (SGI) and New England Biolabs, Inc. (NEB) have jointly announced entering into a non-exclusive licensing agreement whereby NEB will commercialize the Gibson Assembly™ Master Mix…

Synthetic Genomics and IDNA to Develop Synthetic Gene Products

Synthetic Genomics, Inc. (SGI), and Integrated DNA Technologies, Inc. (IDT), the world leader in production and supply of oligonucleotides, have jointly announced that they have entered into an agreement…

Synthetic Genomics Hires Stagnitti as VP Nutritional Products

Synthetic Genomics, Inc. has announced they have hired George E. Stagnitti as Vice President for Food and Nutritional Products. Stagnitti comes to SGI with experience in developing sophisticated research…

Craig Ventor’s SGI Looking at Synthetic Algae for Fuel Solution

Steve LeVine’s recent Foreign Policy blog suggests that the highly anticipated results from the 2009 big bucks alliance between ExxonMobil and Dr. Craig Ventor’s Synthetic Genomics (SGI) may be subject to some…

ExxonMobil Issues Algae Research Update

When ExxonMobil announced its alliance in June of 2009 with Craig Ventor’s pioneering genetics laboratory, Synthetic Genomics, Inc., it looked like the all clear sign for big business to jump into the algae pool…