Intact Genomics is a world leader in large DNA fragment cloning and metagenomic technologies. We have dedicated scientists and state of the art equipment all housed in a modern facility, located in the Helix Center Biotech Incubator, next to Monsanto Headquarters, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, and close to Washington University in St. Louis.
We provide high-quality life science products and large insert DNA cloning, manipulation, and BAC library related services to help scientists explore the genome structure and function of microorganisms, plants and animal species. Our highly experienced team of scientists provide outstanding personalized services, fast turnaround times, and the most reasonable prices in the industry.
We also apply BAC related technologies in metagenomic research to develop new solutions for agricultural research, natural product-enzyme discovery, and environmental protection. At Intact Genomics Inc, our experts are the world-class leaders of high molecular weight (HMW) genomic DNA preparation, large DNA fragment manipulation, bacterial artificial chromosome (BAC) cloning, and unbiased BAC library construction. We continuously focus on genomic technology innovation.
Intact Genomics, Inc. was founded by Dr. Chengcang (Cheng-Cang) Charles Wu. Dr. Wu is an accomplished scientist and business executive with a strong background in technology development and early commercialization phases of biotech company. Prior to starting Intact Genomics, he was the founding vice president of genome technology development and custom services at Lucigen Corporation. During his seven years tenure at Lucigen, he developed a number of new products and technologies including Random Shear BAC technology and 40 kb NGS mate-pair cloning kits, helping Lucigen grow from less than 10 employees to more than 50.
Dr. Wu is a world-renowned expert in large fragment DNA cloning and BAC library technologies. Over the span of his career, Dr. Wu and his team have constructed over 1,000 BAC libraries including more than 200 Random Shear BAC libraries from metagenomes, microbes, plants and animals for customers worldwide.
Dr. Wu obtained a Bachelor of Biology from Anhui Agricultural University in China. He then took graduate training from Fudan University and received a Master Degree in Genetics. He earned a Ph.D in Bioenvironmental Science from Iwate University in Japan. Dr. Wu was a “Center of Excellence” research fellow at the National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences (NIAS) in Japan when he started working on large fragment DNA cloning and BAC library construction. Dr. Wu moved to the United States in 1999, where he was a postdoctoral researcher at Texas A&M University, and a Discovery researcher at Pioneer Hi-Bred, DuPont. Dr. Wu is the main contributor of the first soybean physical map and one of the leading inventors of plant artificial chromosomes. In 2013, Dr. Wu founded Intact Genomics with Rosa Ye, his wife and research assistant of 21 years (28 years in 2020 🙂 ), at the Helix Center Biotech Incubator in St Louis, Missouri, USA.