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About Zymo Research

"The beauty of science is to make things simple"

Larry Jia, Founder/CEO

Over 25 Years of Discovery & Innovation

From its birthplace in a small garage in Orange, California, to the industry leader it is today, Zymo Research has been led by a vision to have a positive impact in the biomedical field and to contribute to the greater good of humanity. That vision touches every aspect of Zymo Research and has guided the company’s growth, culture and creation of the most innovative and valuable biomedical tools and services since 1994.

Now, Zymo Research is a globally established biotechnology company and industry leader in the fields of epigenetics, microbiomics and the emerging Next-Gen Sequencing space. With international facilities and a global distribution network, Zymo Research enables researchers in academia and the biomedical field to make cutting-edge discoveries all over the world. While the company provides some of the most technologically advanced products in the industry, everything is driven by the fundamental belief that "the beauty of science is to make things simple."

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The Sun Rises in the Yeast

Humble Beginnings from a Southern California Garage

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In an ordinary garage in Orange, California, a young scientist looked down in disappointment at murky tubes of E. coli from a broken-down centrifuge. Realizing his centrifuge couldn’t spin down E. coli, the virologist put off his dreams of creating gene therapy products for the only thing his secondhand centrifuge could spin down – yeast. The small pellet that emerged from the centrifuge marked the beginning of Zymo Research Corporation and the start of a revolution in yeast research technologies. With a new vision and scarce resources, he eliminated 9 out of the 11 steps in yeast transformation and introduced a simple and efficient product to the world called the EZ Yeast Transformation Kit. Now, instead of taking a week to complete a yeast transformation, it only took an hour.

With just one part-time employee and no marketing budget, Zymo Research’s name started to appear in industry-leading publications for its coveted yeast products. Zymo Research soon became a leader in the field of yeast research, but the company’s founder knew its true potential was well beyond yeast.As the company grew, it expanded its focus to include plasmid purification, RNA/DNA isolation technology and also became an industry leader in epigenetics and microbiomics. While the company has evolved, the three budding yeast cells that still adorn Zymo Research’s logo are a constant reminder of its roots. They represent a timeless promise that its growth will always stem from one fundamental belief - "The beauty of science is to make things simple."

Terra Incognita

We believe in boldness to explore new scientific frontiers. We face uncertainty head-on in pursuit of our mission.

How We Innovate

As a private company, Zymo Research revolves around the needs, ideas and feedback of customers. From product development to the renowned technical support, Zymo Research is built on a foundation of scientists supporting scientists. Our products challenge traditionally accepted ideas and workflows, with a belief that when you listen to the needs of customers, there is always room for innovation to make things more simple.

Adaptability

We operate with the acceptance of quick changes in our world and scientific landscape and embrace the challenge.

The Sky is Not the Limit

We're on your team, wherever your research takes you.

Giving Back to Our Community

Creating a positive impact is at the heart of what we do

Together We Go Far

Teamwork and collaboration is in our DNA

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Advisory Board

Jones
Peter Jones, Ph.D., D.Sc.

Chief Scientific Officer, Professor

Van Andel Institute

Jacobsen
Steven Jacobsen, Ph.D.

Professor

University of California – Los Angeles

Meissner
Alexander Meissner, Ph.D.

Professor, Harvard University

Director, Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics

Schwemmle
Martin Schwemmle, Ph.D.

Professor

University of Freiburg, Germany

Eisen
Jonathan Eisen, Ph.D.

Professor

University of California- Davis

Reu
Frederic Reu, M.D.

Medical Oncologist

Cleveland Clinic Foundation

Sinclair
David A. Sinclair, Ph.D.

Professor, Co-Director

Harvard Medical School

Ecker
Joseph Ecker, Ph.D.

Professor, Director

Salk Institute for Biological Studies