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2011-06-15 10:30:00

LA JOLLA, Calif., June 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Synthetic Genomics, Inc. (SGI), a privately held company applying genomic-driven commercial solutions to a variety of global needs including clean renewable energy, new food sources, and medicines, today announced that Joseph Mahler will join the company as Chief Financial Officer (CFO), effective June 18, 2011. Mahler will be responsible for leading and directing all financial aspect of the company. He will report directly to J. Craig Venter,...

2010-10-07 00:15:00

LA JOLLA, Calif., Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- The company Synthetic Genomics Inc. (SGI) and the not-for-profit research organization, the J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI) today announced the formation of a new company, Synthetic Genomics Vaccines Inc. (SGVI). The privately held company will focus on developing next generation vaccines using JCVI's genomic sequencing and synthetic genomic research expertise, coupled with the intellectual property and business acumen of SGI, to significantly...

2010-05-20 11:22:00

LA JOLLA, Calif., May 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Synthetic Genomics Inc. (SGI), a privately held company applying synthetic genomic-driven commercial solutions to a variety of global challenges including energy and the environment, applauds the creation of the first synthetic bacterial cell by researchers at the J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI). SGI has provided nearly $30 million in funding for this work since 2005. SGI was founded in 2005 by Drs. J. Craig Venter and Hamilton Smith, along with...

2010-05-13 11:09:00

LA JOLLA, Calif., May 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Synthetic Genomics Inc. (SGI), a privately held company applying genomic-driven commercial solutions to a variety of global challenges including energy and the environment, today announced that James Flatt, Ph.D. will join the company as Chief Technology Officer (CTO), effective May 19, 2010. In his new role as CTO, Flatt will be responsible for managing and coordinating all the innovative science programs at SGI. He will report directly to J....


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