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Modular Genetics

Founded Year



Grant - IV | Alive

Total Raised


Last Raised

$230K | 7 yrs ago

About Modular Genetics

Modular Genetics develops an automated gene engineering system designed to create new products. It specializes in the designing and development of engineered microorganisms that synthesize chemicals using renewable raw materials, helping industries to speed the rate of product development, reduce costs and allow products to be developed simultaneously. The company was founded in 2000 and is based in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Headquarters Location

325 Vassar Street

Cambridge, Massachusetts, 02139,

United States


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Expert Collections containing Modular Genetics

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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.

Modular Genetics Patents

Modular Genetics has filed 13 patents.

The 3 most popular patent topics include:

  • Fatty acids
  • Human proteins
  • Protein domains
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Application Date

Grant Date


Related Topics




G protein coupled receptors, Cannabinoids, Fatty acids, Amines, Vegetable oils


Application Date


Grant Date



Related Topics

G protein coupled receptors, Cannabinoids, Fatty acids, Amines, Vegetable oils



Latest Modular Genetics News

Modular Genetics Surfactants Awarded 100% USDA Certified Biobased Content and Palm Oil Free® Certification

Apr 25, 2017

Modular Genetics Surfactants Awarded 100% USDA Certified Biobased Content and Palm Oil Free® Certification 4/24/17 WOBURN, Mass.--( BUSINESS WIRE )--Modular Genetics, Inc. (Modular) is a sustainable chemistry company utilizing advanced technology in synthetic biology to produce specialty chemicals that are cost competitive, provide superior performance and are environmentally friendly. Surfactants are the chemicals that give bubbly products such as shampoos their cleaning power. Traditionally, surfactants have been manufactured using chemical methods that rely on petroleum or palm oil, with serious negative environmental impacts. Modular has developed “green” technologies that use a biobased approach to produce surfactants without using oil--no petroleum and no palm oil. Modular is honored to report that the surfactants it produces using this technology have been awarded important certifications from both the United States Department of Agriculture (“USDA”) and the Go Palm Oil Free organization (“GPOF” ) attesting Modular’s achievement of sustainability goals. Specifically, Modular’s AminoSurf-ETM surfactants have earned both the USDA 100% BioPreferred® certification and the GPOF Palm Oil Free certification, and are the only surfactants that have been awarded both certifications. Modular is proud of these achievements, and of their confirmation of the promise of the biobased products industry which, according to Brent Erikson, Executive Vice President, Industrial and Environmental Section, the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) “contributes over $369 billion to the U.S. economy and has an impact that will grow as companies continue to innovate”. The BioPreferred program in particular was created “to spur economic development, create new jobs, and provide new markets for farm commodities”

Modular Genetics Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • When was Modular Genetics founded?

    Modular Genetics was founded in 2000.

  • Where is Modular Genetics's headquarters?

    Modular Genetics's headquarters is located at 325 Vassar Street, Cambridge.

  • What is Modular Genetics's latest funding round?

    Modular Genetics's latest funding round is Grant - IV.

  • How much did Modular Genetics raise?

    Modular Genetics raised a total of $5.8M.

  • Who are the investors of Modular Genetics?

    Investors of Modular Genetics include Small Business Innovation Research Awards, MassVentures and Boston University Technology Development.

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