Genetic Technology

Primordial Genetics has developed a groundbreaking, effective and proprietary genetic-technology platform called Function Generator™ which enables dramatic productivity improvements to enzymes and microbes. We are applying this technology to improve human, animal and environmental health, increase food security and contribute to a sustainable world.

Microbes and enzymes are traditionally slow and expensive to improve for economical production. Primordial Genetics’ novel methods remove development bottlenecks and enable rapid and cost-effective genetic development.

Function Generator™

  • Revolutionary way to enhance biological productivities
  • Protein engineering capability enables novel molecules and products
  • Enables phenotypic gains not possible with other methods
  • Requires no prior data or models
  • Maximizes an organism’s genetic potential
  • Uniquely suited for ‘black-box’-type biological problems
  • Novel traits encoded by discrete transferable and patentable genes
  • non-GMO approach has significant regulatory advantages
Look Inside

How Function Generator™ Works

Function Generator™

An entire genome’s worth of coding sequences is used to create novel genes and functions

Function Generator™ accelerates the development of more productive organisms by enabling higher gains in the synthetic biology design-build-test-learn cycle

How is this useful?

Our Function Generator™ technology is broadly applicable and will drive productivity and performance improvements in numerous microbial species used across multiple industries.


  • Enzymes
    • Pharmaceuticals
    • Consumer products
    • Food & feed
    • Industrial
  • Fuels and chemicals
  • Food and feed ingredients
  • Fermentation products
  • Therapeutic proteins
  • Biochemicals


  • Yeasts (demonstrated)
  • Bacteria (demonstrated)
  • Bacteriophage (demonstrated)
  • Filamentous fungi
  • Archaea
  • Plants
  • Algae
  • Mammalian cells