Genetic Engineering Heidelberg GmbH
After 17 years and more than 800 successful DNA engineering projects, the Service Unit of Gene Bridges GmbH was transformed into an independent company by a management buy-out with the effective date January 1st 2020.
The company continues to operate from the Technology Park in Heidelberg, Germany, which provides an excellent network for innovation and high-tech in the area of the well-known wine area “Bergstrasse, Odenwald”.
Gen-H’s team of scientists has a vast experience in Genetic Engineering due to its daily application of Red/ET recombination (“Recombineering”). This technology originally developed at the EMBL in Heidelberg allows well-defined and precise modification of DNA to create tailor-made constructs for the generation of animal models, as well as for the modification of the E. coli chromosome, e.g. for pathway engineering.
Gen-H offers its expertise to academic and industrial customers for fee-for-service projects. Our portfolio encompasses the assembly of all types of constructs for animal models including BAC modifications and large humanizations. It further comprises the direct modification of the E. coli chromosome. We can draw on extensive experience even in challenging modifications like the insertion of large operons or the insertion of point mutations in essential genes.
We collaborate with several academic and industrial partners to broaden the know-how and to deliver further innovations and products to the Life Science market.
The service team consists of highly skilled technicians and scientists with a profound knowledge of molecular and microbiological techniques, mouse genetics, transgene strategies, biochemistry, metabolic engineering and “white” biotechnology.