Applications

Our capabilities within the Environment sector are positioned to enhance and expand biosensors, bioremediation and sustainable products and processes with the use of our suite of proprietary and complementary technologies. We plan to focus our development activities on platform tailoring and selective third-party enabling technology collaboration within these representative applications:

Sustainable Products and Processes:
Intrexon is working to engineer turf grass that is drought and heat tolerant, significantly reducing the amount of water use.

Remediation: 
Intrexon seeks to genetically engineer microbes that are optimized for treatment of aquifers, soil or sludge that contain contaminants such as benzene, toluene, ethyl benzene, xylene, phenolic compounds, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), petroleum hydrocarbons or cyanobacteria. Bioremediation can provide an environmentally friendly, socially-acceptable, effective and economically viable solution.

Biosensors: 
Intrexon seeks to design and construct unique biosensors that can detect food-borne pathogens such as Listeria and Salmonella, as well as environmental pollutants, including pesticides or heavy metals.
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