About Blue Heron

Our Mission

Being the first gene synthesis company founded and solely operated in the USA, for nearly two decades we have been 100% committed to serving our customers with high quality, strict confidentiality standards, and improved business efficiency.

The Gold Standard in Gene Synthesis

Blue Heron is one of the oldest and most successful gene synthesis companies in the world, providing customers solutions for complex DNA synthesis. Since 1999, Blue Heron has delivered tens of millions of base pairs of perfectly accurate genes to thousands of customers worldwide, including top 20 pharma and biotech companies, using its proprietary GeneMaker® multi-technology platform. Between 2010 and 2016 Blue Heron was a wholly owned subsidiary of OriGene Technologies, Inc. Combining OriGene’s complete collection of human cDNA clones with Blue Heron’s gene synthesis capacity, we can provide a whole product solution for the molecular biology research community.

Whether you need one gene or one thousand, the simplest sequence or comprehensive codon substitutions to create variants across hundreds of regions, we can deliver. Blue Heron provides an unmatched level of service and attention to detail to give you the assurance that your project will be delivered as promised. Blue Heron is the only choice when you need a gene synthesis partner — not just a gene synthesis vendor.

Customer Testimonials

“When genomics pioneer J. Craig Venter stepped before the cameras last week and claimed that he engineered the first bacterial cell with an entirely synthetic genome, he actually had a lot of help. One of the key players he relied on behind the scenes was a privately held company in Bothell, WA, called Blue Heron Biotechnology”. – Xconomy Seattle

“Thank you ALL for the work on my order. Although it took an extra time to get the product from you due to some confusion on process at my end, I got great protein expression from cells transfected with the vector yesterday! I’ll be one of your faithful customers. Thank you!!!” – W.C. Biotech Customer

“We are happy with everything we get from Blue Heron, and the price has really come down, so we now use synthesis for things we probably would have PCR’ed before, so that’s nice!” – S.W. Biotech customer

“We had been working on getting this clone for over a month without success. Blue Heron completed it in two weeks for us, that is great! We will start outsourcing to Blue Heron from now on, no more wasting time!” – NIH customer

“I received my plasmids that were ordered about two weeks ago. This is really a fast service. Here I just want to say THANK YOU to you all for your great help. Best wishes.” – Dr.Liu Pharma customer

“Thanks in advance for your help. At Blue Heron prices, I can’t rationalize building genes from oligos anymore!” – David, Government customer

“When the need arose to have a DNA molecule synthesized of high complexity which contained several repeated sequences, I contacted several companies. The technical staff at Blue Heron conveyed the impression that they had the expertise to get the job done. Indeed, that has proven to be the case and, after considerable troubleshooting, they successfully completed the task.” – University customer, UK

“By the way, Blue Heron kicked a** on the big project. I am really impressed by the coverage we have achieved.” – Pharma customer


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