About IDT

Integrated DNA Technologies (IDT) is a leader in manufacturing and developing products for the research and diagnostics life science market. IDT serves the areas of academic research, biotechnology, and pharmaceutical development. IDT was founded by Dr Joseph Walder in 1987. Since then, its development has been guided by an uncompromising approach to quality, a belief in the value of good service, and a determination to minimize consumer costs.

Serving over 80,000 life sciences researchers, IDT is widely recognized as the industry leader in custom oligonucleotides due to its capabilities in:

  • Analytical Sophistication—IDT pioneered the use of high throughput quality control (QC) methods and is the only oligonucleotide manufacturer to offer purity guarantees and 100% QC. Every oligonucleotide is analyzed by mass spectrometry and purified oligonucleotides receive further analysis by CE and HPLC.
  • Design Engineering—IDT maintains an engineering division dedicated to advancing synthesis, processing technology, and automation. An in-house machine shop provides rapid prototyping and custom part design/control.
  • Customer Support—IDT received over 100,000 calls last year with an average wait time of only 8 seconds.
  • Reagent and Input Control—IDT receives all solvents in large bulk containers, runs QC on all incoming materials, and performs bulk reagent formulation and functional QC on all reagents.

IDT has over 700 employees serving our worldwide customer base from headquarters in Coralville, Iowa, and facilities in San Diego, California; Leuven, Belgium; and Singapore.

Innovation, Ongoing Research, and Development

In line with the IDT mission to advance research in DNA-based technologies, the research staff at IDT combines expertise in synthetic chemistry, biophysics, molecular biology, bioinformatics, and engineering. IDT specializes in the areas of gene silencing based on RNAi, ddRNAi, and antisense technologies, transcription profiling, DNA sequencing, SNP detection, and DNA amplification. This expertise has led to research and development collaborations with many leading biotechnology companies and academic laboratories. For a list of papers published by IDT scientists please visit the IDT Publications Page in our TechVault.