Integrated DNA Technologies (IDT)

IDT and iGEM are happy to announce that IDT will be extending the iGEM FREE DNA synthesis offer to all teams for 2020!

All registered iGEM 2020 teams may receive up to 20 kb of FREE custom DNA or equivalent value of IDT products in your local currency.

IDT’s partnership with iGEM is entering its seventh consecutive year. This partnership has transformed the way that iGEMers around the world approach synthetic biology, and was a big step towards bringing our vision to life: synthetic biology without DNA manipulation. We are incredibly thankful for IDT's continued support for iGEM!

  • Last day to register with IDT: October 9, 2020, 11:59 PM EDT
  • Last day to order from IDT: October 27, 2020, 11:59 PM EDT

iGEM 2019 Giant Jamboree - #MakeYourMark with IDT

IDT Video Library

Video: Tips for working with gBlocks® Gene Fragments

Published on May 7, 2018

Ann Tigges shares the best practices for handling your gBlocks® Gene Fragments, including how to re-suspend, quantify and calculate copy number.

Video: The IDT Synthetic Biology Advantage

Published on May 7, 2018

Dr Adam Clore discusses the history of gBlocks®, general information about ordering, and outlines what it's like to work with IDT for synthetic biology projects.

Webinar: iGEM Projects Using High Quality Gene Fragments

Published on Jun 25, 2015

Dr Adam Clore discusses uses for gBlocks® Gene Fragments in the context of the 2015 iGEM competition.


IDT Biotech Basics

Overviews of common biotechnology concepts and methods, including protocols for DNA extraction and polymerase chain reactions.


iGEM in the age of COVID-19: How teams are coping and succeeding

by Jeff Schmerker, IDT

"It’s often been said that iGEM is not easy, iGEM is worth it. And we at IDT believe this is especially true during this time of a pandemic."

IDT is a Platinum Partner Sponsor of the 2020 iGEM Competition

IDT is a leader in development and manufacturing of products for research and diagnostic life science markets. As the world’s largest supplier of custom nucleic acids, IDT serves academic research, biotechnology, and pharmaceutical development communities with products that support applications including: next generation sequencing (NGS), gene amplification, SNP detection, expression profiling, gene quantification, and synthetic biology. Platform-independent NGS products (xGen™ Lockdown™ Probes for improved target capture, custom adaptors, fusion primers, Molecular Identifier tags—MIDs) are available in addition to DNA and RNA oligonucleotides, qPCR assays, siRNA duplexes, gBlocks™ Gene Fragments for gene construction, and custom gene synthesis.

As a non-profit organization, we count on the support of our partners and sponsors to help us continue to provide this unique and valuable experience to students worldwide. Learn more about Sponsorship at iGEM.