George M. Church's Tech Transfer, Advisory Roles, and Funding Sources (short url for this page: v.ht/PHNc)
The first date on each line indicates the year of company founding. (In parentheses are the dates & focus of my involvement.) Founder = F.

Genome Sequencing: (see also Next-gen overview and current genome prices)
Complete Genomics Sunnyvale CA 2006 BGI (2006-present; Next-gen sequencing services)
Danaher-Dover-Polonator Salem NH 2007 (2007-present; sequencing instrument)
Genapsys Redwood City CA 2010 (2010-present) label-free nanosensor array sequencing.
Genia Mountain View, CA (2011-present; then Roche; nanopores)
IBM Yorktown Heights, NY 1911 (2009-2012; DNA Sequencing).
IntelligentBioSystems (IBS, Qiagen) Waltham MA 2006 (2006-2012; Sequencing by Polymerase on beads)
Ion Torrent Guilford, CT 2008 (2009-2013; then LifeTech then Thermo Fisher ; electronic sequencing)
LightSpeed Genomics Sunnyvale CA 2007 (2007-present; high-speed DNA sequencing)
Lynx - Solexa - Illumina   Hayward CA 1992; San Diego 1998 (2000-present; multiplex tags)
NABsys Providence, RI 2005 (2010-present) SbH with nanopores.
Noblegen Biosciences Boston MA 2010 (2010-2014; optipore sequencing)
Roswell Biotechnologies San Diego CA 2016 (2016-present; Biomolecular sensors)
Xgenomes Cambridge MA 2014 (2014-present; Analytical optical instruments)

Clinical and Consumer Genomic Diagnostics:
AbVitro (then Juno) Boston MA 2010 (2010-present,F; Immunomes).
Alacris Pharmaceuticals (Qiagen) Berlin 2008 (2008-present,F; Cancer genomics & systems biology)
Androcyte Florida 2011 (2011-present; Supercentenarians)
AOBiome Cambridge MA 2013 (2013-present; Skin Microbes)
Arivale Seattle, WA 2015 (2015-present; omics and wellness)
Ecoeos San Francisco 2013 (2013-present; Environmental chemicals and omics)
Fitbiomics Boston MA 2015 (2015-present; Wellness genomics
GenePeeks New York NY & Cambridge MA 2014 (2014-present; pre-conception human genetics)
Good Start Genetics Cambridge 2009 (2009-present; Molecular Diagnostics)
Genomera San Francisco 2010 (2010-present; Crowd-sourced Health Insight)
Genos San Francisco, 2016 (2016-present; Personal Genomics)
Twoporeguys Santa Cruz CA 2016 (2016-present; nanopore diagnostics)
Knome, Inc. (then Tute) Cambridge MA 2007 (2007-present,F; Human Genome Sequencing)
Med Data Quest (MDQ) San Diego CA 2015 (2015-present; Clinical genomics)
Pathway Genomics San Diego CA 2008 (2013-present; Personal Genomics)
ReadCoor Boston MA 2014 (2014-present,F; In situ Sequencing)
Searna Boston MA 2015 (2015-present; DNA enrichment diagnostics)
SolveBio New York NY 2012 (2016-present; Computational genomics)
uBiome San Francisco CA 2012 (2016-present; microbiome analysis)
Veritas Genetics Danvers MA 2015 (2015-present,F; Clinical Genomics)
23andme Mountain View CA 2006 (2006-present; personal genomics)

Synthetic Biology, Nucleic Acid Memory, Stem Cells & Therapeutics:
BioViva Seattle WA 2015 (2015-present; anti-aging gene therapies)
Caribou Biosciences Berkeley CA 2012 (2013-present; Cas9 tools) & Intellia 2014
Celemics Korea 2011 (2011-present; Genome engineering.)
Cellular Dynamics International (CDI) Madison WI 2006 (2009-present; iPS stem cells)
Editas Cambridge MA 2013 (2013-present,F; Cas9 gene therapy)
Egenesis Bio Boston MA 2013 (2013-present,F; Cas9 non-human applications)
EnEvolv Cambridge MA 2011 (2011-present,F; genome engineering)
Elysium Health New York, NY 2014 (2015-present; Aging & genomic nutritional supplements)
Enzymatics Beverly MA 2006 (2006-2015; Qiagen Large-scale, high quality enzymes)
Gen9 Cambridge MA 2009 (2009-present,F; Synthetic Biology)
Genomatica   San Diego CA 2001 (2001-present; microbial metabolic models)
Genome Compiler Corp San Francisco CA 2011 (2011-present; Twist, Genome CAD)
GRO Biosciences Cambridge, MA 2016 (2016-present; expanded genetic code)
Joule Unlimited Cambridge MA 2007 (2007-present,F; SolarFuels)
HelixNano Cambridge MA 2013 (2016-present; non-viral gene delivery)
Logic.Ink San Francisco CA 2015 (2015-present; Data collecting temporary tattoos)
Memphis Meats New York NY 2015 (2016-present; tissue culture foods)
Transposagen Lexington KY 2003 (2014-present; Poseida Therapeutics, Hera Testing; Mammalian genome engineering)
Pronutria Cambridge, MA 2011 (2011-2016; Axcella, nutritional synbio)
Recombinetics St. Paul, MN 2008 (2016-present; animal genome engineering)
Rejuvenatebio Boston MA 2015 (2015-present; aging-reversal gene therapies)
SeresHealth Cambridge MA 2012 (2012-present; microbiome therapeutics)
Single Cell Technology San Jose CA 2013 (2013-present, Therapeutic antibodies)
Skinome Santa Clara CA 2016 (2016-present, personalize skin care)
Sigma-Aldrich St. Louis 1934 (2009-2015; EMD, chemistry, cells, Board of Directors)
Technicolor SA Issy-les-Moulineaux, France 1914 (2012-present; Nucleic Acid Memory)
Verge San Francisco CA 2015 (2015-present; Neurotherapeutics)
VL40 Medford MA 2016 (2016-present,F; agriculture)
Warp Drive Biosynthetics Boston MA 2011 (2011-present,F; Natural product synthesis)

Publishing and non-profit groups:
Arc Boston MA 2014 (2014-present, Biomed + IT fusion)
BioWeatherMap.org Boston MA 2009 (2009-present,F; DIYbio)
Centre for Study of Existential Risk (CSER) Cambridge UK 2013 (2013-present; Risk)
Epstein Foundation St. Thomas, VI 2000 (2005-present; cutting edge science & education)
Edge Foundation 1988 (2005-present; science communication)
Future of Life Institute (FLI) Cambridge MA 2014 (2014-present; technology risk management)
Genspace Brooklyn NY 2009 (2011-present; DIY Bio)
MindFirst Foundation Boston MA 2014 (2014-present,F; mental illnesses)
Nature Publishing Group (NPG) 1869 (2005-present; senior editor, MSB)
Open Humans Boston MA 2016 (2016-present,F; open-access human bio-data)
PersonalGenomes.org Boston MA 2004 (2004-present,F; open-access genome & trait data)
pgEd Boston MA 2006 (2013-present; personal genetics education)
Station for Natural Studies CT,MA 1986 (1986-present,F; genetics)
Scientific American 1845 (2008-present; editorial advisor)
X-prize.org Playa Vista CA 1996 (2005-2014; sequencing & energy)

Financial, Investment, Legal Consulting:
ACLU, Supreme Court, Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics (2009; DNA diagnostics)
Amrita GP LLC New York NY 2016 (2016-present; biomedical investment)
Crestwood Advisors LLC Boston MA (Investing)
DeMatteo Monness LLC 1997 (2011-2013; DNA Sequencing)
evalueSCIENCE 2011 (2011-2013; Science and policy advising)
Flagship Ventures   Cambridge MA 2000 (2000-present; genomics & informatics)
Georgarage LLC   Delaware 2014 (2014-present; tech & biotech)
Guidepoint Global (2009-2013; Genomics technologies)
Gerson Lehrman Group (GLG) (2007-2013; Genomics technologies)
US Supreme Court --Susman Godfrey LLP Amici Curiae Ebay & Half.com vs MercExchange LLC (2006; Intellectual Property)

Companies licensing Church lab patents or software:
Agilent Technologies Palo Alto 1999 (2001-present; nucleic acid nanopore sensors)
Affymetrix (Affymax) Palo Alto CA 1993 (1990-2003; Oligonucleotide arrays)
Agencourt (then Beckman Coulter) Beverly MA 2000 (2003-2006; Polony bead sequencing by ligation)
Applied Biosystems Foster City CA 19 81 (2003-2006; via Agencourt, polony bead sequencing by ligation)
Codon Devices (then Gen9) Cambridge MA 2005 (2005-2009,F; Constructive Biology)
Millipore Bedford,MA (1989-1990; multiplex sequencing) and 2009-2013 via EMD
Mosaic Technologies  (then Apogent, Illumina) Boston MA 1994 (1993-94 & 2000-2001; DNA diagnostics)
Oxford NanoPore Technologies Kidlington UK 2005 (2008)
Pyrosequencing (also Biotage - 454)   Stockholm 2000 (2001-2005; modified dNTPs for array sequencing)

Past Advisory roles:
Adeptient Los Altos CA 2000 (2001-2002; inkjet aerosols for drug delivery and array manufacture)
Azco Biotech Oceanside CA 2003 (2009-present; sequencing system)
Biogen Inc.   Cambridge MA 1978 (1984-1985; genomic sequencing)
BeyondGenomics   (then BGMedicine) Cambridge MA 2001 (2000-2004; biomarkers & systems biology)
Bionanomatrix Philadelphia PA 2008 (2009-2010; Fluorescent mapping)
Bruker Daltonics Billerica, MA 1960 (1993-1997; Mass-tags)
Biorad-Sadtler Philadelphia PA (1979-1981; DNA sequencing software)
Cambrian Genomics 2011 (2011-2014; nextgen DNA synthesis + synthesis)
Caliper Technologies    (then PerkinElmer) Palo Alto CA 1995 (1994-2002; microfluidics)
CodonCode Corp.   Dedham MA 1996 (1996-2003); DNA sequencing software)
DNAdirect  MEDCO San Francisco CA 2004 (2006-2010; DNA diagnostics)
Genizon Cantaloupe Quebec 2008 (2008-2010; In situ sequencing)
Genome Pharmaceuticals (see GPC Biotech, Alacris)     Martinsried, Germany 1998 (1998-2003; genomics for drug targets)
EngeneOS (leading to: Epitome, CodonDevices, Gen9) Cambridge MA 2001 (2000-2005; Engineered Genetic Operating Systems)
First Genetic Trust Chicago, IL 2001 (2001-2002; personal genetic information access)
FamilyGenetix Oxford, UK (2000-2001; Genetic patient history software & services)
Gamera (then Tecan LabCD) Medford MA 1995 (1998-2000; microfluidics)
Genome Therapeutics (Oscient & Agencourt, previously Collaborative Research Inc.)   Waltham MA 1961 & 1993 (1984 & 1989-1994; microbial genomes)
GenProfile AG Berlin, Germany 1998 (1997-2001; multiplex haplotyping)
GreenFuel Technologies Corp. Cambridge MA 2004 (2005-2006; Photosynthetic CO2 emissions capture)
Halcyon Molecular Redwood City CA 2009 (2009-2012; Mbp read-length EM sequencing)
Helicos Biosciences Corp   Cambridge MA 2004 (2003-2012; Single-molecule DNA sequencing)
HySeq Chicago 1993 (1993; Sequencing by Hybridization)
LS9   San Francisco CA 2005 (2006-2014,F; then REG Inc., Biologically engineered fuels)
Longenity Inc.; Boston MA 2001 (2001-2005; human aging)
NEB Beverly MA 1975 (2009-2010; protein synthesis)
Pacific Biosciences Menlo Park CA 2004 (2008-2013; real-time single-molecule sequencing)
Pathogenica (then BioInnovation Solutions) Cambridge MA 2010 (2010-2014,F; Pathogencity and Drug resistance diagnostics)
PharmoRx   Wellesley MA 2005 (2005-2013; secure medication)
Qteros (formerly SunEthanol) Amherst MA 2007 (2007-2011; Biofuels)
Receptor Biologix   (then Symphogen San Francisco CA 2003 (2004-2007; alternative splicing)
Sangamo (Gendaq) Richmond CA 1995 (2000-2002; Zn-finger engineering)
Telome Boston MA 2010 (2010-2014,F; Telomeres and aging)
Xeotron (then Invitrogen)  Houston TX 2000 Atactic (2001-2004; Light-directed DNA/RNA-microarray synthesis)

Corporate & non-profit research sponsors & collaborators not listed above:
Autodesk (2012-present; caDNAano & personal genomics)
Aventis, Rhone-Poulenc Rorer & Hoechst Marion Roussel   Paris, Frankfurt, Collegeville PA, etc. 1990 (1998-2001; computational functional genomics)
BASF grant on metabolic engineering.
CP Foods grant on viral resistant animals
Hamilton Company Reno NV 1957 (1986-1990; multisample handing syringes).
Intelligent Automation (then IBS) Cambridge MA (1992-1996; multipin array oligo synthesizer).
Life Sciences Research Foundation Monsanto Postdoctoral Fellowship 1985-1986.
Lilly Indianapolis IN, 1876 (1998; bioinformatics)
Merck KGaA (EMD) Darmstadt 1688 (2009-2012; protein synthesis)
MJ Research Inc. Waltham MA 1987 (1986-1995; Pulsed Electrophoresis & PCR)
New England Nuclear (then NEN, Dupont/PerkinElmer) Boston MA 1956 (1982-1984; nylon membranes)
Polytech Products. Somerville MA 1982 (1982-1988; Sequencing electrotransfer devices)

Consulting and/or seminar (for companies not listed above)
Amgen
Archer Daniels Midland
Astellas
Blueprint Medicines
Casdin Capital
Cray Computer
Driscoll's
DuPont
Founders Fund
Genentech
Intel
Le Laboratoire
Merck
Microsoft
Millennium Pharmaceuticals (now Takeda Oncology)
MPM Capital
Novartis
Pfizer
Seven Bridges
SpaceX
Vertex Pharmaceuticals


See also support for: PersonalGenomes.org, pgEd.org, OpenHumans.org.
Sponsors for our GET conferences 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
Next Gen Sequencing Overview
Bloomberg Businessweek List of Connections
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This page was last updated 17-Dec-2016 by GMC.