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Intrexon Organizes Around New Synthetic Biology Markets
Date:5/9/2013

GERMANTOWN, Md., May 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Intrexon Corporation, a leader in synthetic biology that is helping companies design and develop products incorporating its Better DNA™, today announced it has aligned its industry markets to focus on four key sectors: Health, Food, Energy and Environment.

Intrexon currently has nine collaborations in Health and Food to create products embodying engineered bio-based solutions.  The goal of the new market alignment is to accelerate business development across all of Intrexon's key market sectors using the company's Exclusive Channel Collaboration (ECC) model.

Since Intrexon's founding in 1998 the company has developed its core technology, the UltraVector® platform, to accelerate development of genetically-enhanced products at industrial scale.  Using a dynamic library of more than two million diverse, modular genetic components, UltraVector enables the discovery, design, assembly and testing of a wide spectrum of multigenic biological systems.As part of its new market strategy, Intrexon named the following executives with deep industry experience to lead each market sector:

  • Health will be led by Dr. Samuel Broder , Executive Director of the Intrexon Institute for Biomolecular Research and former Director of the National Cancer Institute.
  • Food will be led by Dr. Thomas Kasser , with more than twenty-five years of senior management experience in agricultural biotechnology and animal health and nutrition, recognized as a Monsanto Fellow for his scientific and technical excellence.
  • Energy will be led by Robert Walsh , with over 30 years of global petroleum and chemical industry experience, including 26 years at Royal Dutch Shell.
  • Environment will be led by Nick Macris , with 15 years in the specialty chemic
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