Lucigen was founded in 1998 to develop novel, useful products and technologies for advancing life science research. Our unique kits and methods are used by researchers worldwide to achieve dramatic advances in gene cloning, genomics, and protein expression. These products allow successful cloning of genes and genomes that have been impossible to obtain with standard methods. Lucigens exclusive DNA library construction services are used worldwide to streamline genomic research projects, both large and small, saving time, effort, and research dollars.
Lucigens products are used in-house as well to meet the challenges of our enzyme discovery program. We have isolated novel molecules from organisms that inhabit -extreme environments, which have remarkable nucleic acid amplification properties and have proven useful in genomic research, diagnostics, and drug discovery. In addition, thermostable enzymes that degrade carbohydrates may increase the efficiency of ethanol biofuel production. Our discovery of several such enzymes led to the spinoff from Lucigen of C56 Technologies, Inc., in 2006.