Primordial Genetics is a biotechnology company focused on improving the performance of bio-production systems, and enabling the development and improvement of microbes and enzymes used in pharmaceutical & industrial manufacturing and in agriculture. We develop and use whole-genome synthetic biology genetic tools to create efficient production organisms and industrial enzymes. Function Generator, the company’s flagship technology, enables rapid and flexible development of novel biological products and traits required for microbial production of amino acids, proteins, chemicals and other useful compounds. The technology is highly effective at overcoming ‘genetic black box’-type biological productivity or enzymatic activity bottlenecks that have resisted other attempts at improvement.
Building Better Microbes with Function Generator
Function Generator™ has been validated in baker’s yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) and the laboratory bacterium Escherichia coli. The company is seeking partnerships to apply this promising genetic technology to improving industrial production organisms and systems, and developing improved industrial and pharmaceutical enzymes. Our internal R&D is aimed at producing superior E. coli strains for amino acid and protein production, with a specific focus on biological production of L-methionine.