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About Gen9

Gen9 is synthesizing the future with its next-generation DNA manufacturing technologies. Founded by pioneers in the field of synthetic biology, Gen9 supplies synthetic DNA constructs to customers in industries ranging from enzyme and chemical production to pharmaceuticals and biofuels. Through high-profile collaborations and extensive internal research and development, Gen9 is powering the synthetic biology revolution from its headquarters in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Gen9 Headquarter Location

840 Memorial Drive Fifth Floor

Cambridge, Massachusetts, 02139,

United States


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CB Insights Intelligence Analysts have mentioned Gen9 in 1 CB Insights research brief, most recently on Mar 5, 2020.

Expert Collections containing Gen9

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Gen9 is included in 2 Expert Collections, including Synthetic Biology.


Synthetic Biology

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Companies involved in design and development of new biological parts, devices, and systems; as well as the re-design of existing biological systems.


Biopharma Tech

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Companies involved in the research, development, and commercialization of chemically- or biologically-derived therapeutic & theranostic drugs. Excludes vitamins/supplements, CROs/clinical trial services.

Gen9 Patents

Gen9 has filed 51 patents.

The 3 most popular patent topics include:

  • Biotechnology
  • Molecular biology
  • DNA
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Molecular biology, DNA, Genetics, Biotechnology, Nucleic acids


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Molecular biology, DNA, Genetics, Biotechnology, Nucleic acids



Latest Gen9 News

HPE’s Gen10 Servers Will Have Security Drilled into Silicon

Jun 12, 2017

Tweet Hewlett Packard Enterprise unveiled Gen10 at Discover in Las Vegas last week, the first major upgrade to its ProLiant line of servers since Gen9 was released in 2014. While the release of a new server is generally not very interesting in this age of commodity hardware, this one is a bit more notable as it has some interesting security features built into the hardware. The announcement was made by Alain Andreoli, head of HPE’s infrastructure group, with no shortage of hyperbole: “We have definitively created the world’s most secure industry standard server.” The security feature works at the firmware level, utilizing custom HPE silicon. “In each Gen10 server we have created a unique individual fingerprint for the silicon,” Andreoli explained. “Your server will not boot unless the firmware matches this print — it is just locked end to end.” This silicon-level approach to security is reminiscent of the approach used by Google, which has designed custom security chips for servers its cloud runs on inside Google data centers. Read more: Here’s How Google Secures Its Cloud According to HPE, the technology from the silicon to the firmware is proprietary. A mismatch is only possible if the firmware has been altered. In addition, the servers have another level of built-in security protection that utilizes technology the company gained when it acquired the behavioral security analytics startup Niara earlier this year. “We have embedded proactive detection and recovery,” Andreoli said. “Your server has been turned into your own active spy. Every day it scans millions of lines of code to detect any potential malware. Then we decided to apply advanced machine learning to identify any malicious behavior. You can think of it this way: The system endlessly trains itself and learns again and again. It analyses patterns, identifies suspicious activity, and informs you if there is a threat so you don’t have to be paranoid anymore. “Finally, it’s all about the life cycle of the data. Security’s a long journey. We have even planned for the grave. When your server is being disposed of, its embedded data cannot be reconstructed or retrieved any longer. We protect it forever.” “This means that not only do we have the most secure industry standard servers,” Andreoli said, “but also that none of our competitors will be possibly able to catch up.” HPE’s competitors might have different ideas. In addition to these security features, the new servers will offer Scalable Persistent Memory with terabyte capacity and includes another feature that Andreoli called “intelligent system tuning.” “What this does is optimize a new capability that Intel CPUs will have to tune their clock speeds for different levels of performance.” This will evidently allow the server to match workload profiles, boosting overall performance. The servers will also be available with a pricing option that will allow users to scale up or down while only paying for what they use. Current users of Gen9 servers will be able to “upgrade to Gen10 with no upgrade in your payments.” The servers are expected to be available this summer.

  • Where is Gen9's headquarters?

    Gen9's headquarters is located at 840 Memorial Drive, Cambridge.

  • What is Gen9's latest funding round?

    Gen9's latest funding round is Acquired.

  • How much did Gen9 raise?

    Gen9 raised a total of $50.39M.

  • Who are the investors of Gen9?

    Investors of Gen9 include Ginkgo Bioworks, Agilent Technologies, Thomas H. Lee Partners, PBM Capital Group and Threshold Ventures.

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