The world population is currently seven billion and continuing to grow at an exponential rate. With this growth, food and energy supplies and environmental and health resources are becoming increasingly difficult to access. The current path of the global economy is unsustainable— new solutions are necessary to preserve and globally expand a high quality of life. We believe that synthetic biology is the solution.
Synthetic biology has the capacity to fundamentally change the fields of medicine, agriculture, fine chemicals, manufacturing and energy production. It can reduce our dependence on non-renewable resources like petroleum, increase the productivity of renewable resources such as food crops, and improve or repair environmental damage through bioremediation.
Intrexon is focused on collaborating with companies in Health, Food, Energy and Environment to create biologically based products and processes that improve the quality of life and health of the planet. The science underlying these products is known as synthetic biology – an engineered approach to the field of biology.