About Blue Heron Biotech

Our Mission

Blue Heron Biotech is 100% committed to serving our customers with exceptional synthesis standards, strict confidentiality, and dependable business efficiency. Founded and solely operated in the U.S., Blue Heron Biotech’s proprietary Genemaker® Technology platform makes us the true experts in custom DNA design and gene synthesis. Expertise in the field, a customizable platform, and dedicated customer service makes Blue Heron the only choice when you need a gene synthesis partner — not just a gene synthesis vendor.

Celebrating 20 Years of Gene Synthesis!

Industry Pioneers

Blue Heron Biotech has been leading the gene synthesis industry since the very beginning. In 1999 we had one goal, to make gene synthesis an accessible service for the research community and beyond. Our sole focus is gene synthesis and cloning, providing you with a fully customizable experience and a dedicated team who specializes in difficult to build genes. Our proprietary GeneMaker multi-technology platform enables us to synthesize nearly any construct, while online ordering and flat rate pricing provide a straight-forward process.

Gene Synthesis Solutions

At Blue Heron Biotech we strive to be more than just a vendor. We aim to be your partners in gene synthesis. Our design and customer service teams will work with you to find unique solutions for every project. With expertise in areas such as Antibody Fragments, Expression Vectors, and Vector Modification, Blue Heron can take on any project. With our GeneMaker platform, each sequence is analyzed to determine the best build protocol. We utilize several assembly techniques including Gibson assembly, solution phase, and solid support matrix synthesis. Blue Heron’s design experience and best build strategy enable us to efficiently synthesize complex sequences at any capacity.

Changing the Research Landscape

Blue Heron Biotech sets the industry standard for turnaround time. With the ability to expedite service for any construct, our customers know their orders arrive on time with 100% sequence fidelity guaranteed. Our full suite of services includes expert design support, vector and gene synthesis, custom cloning, sequence verification, and plasmid preparation. Blue Heron Biotech provides sequence verified transfection grade DNA so that customers can use our products right away without the need for additional costly and time-consuming QA checks. By utilizing Blue Heron Biotech as their single vendor for upstream processes, researchers can spend more time focused on their work.

The Gold Standard in Gene Synthesis

Blue Heron Biotech has been providing customers solutions for complex DNA synthesis for nearly two decades. Since 1999, Blue Heron has delivered millions of base pairs of perfectly accurate genes to customers worldwide.  Using our proprietary GeneMaker® multi-technology platform, Blue Heron will synthesize nearly any gene. Our history of delivering high quality DNA synthesis products to our customers, including top 20 pharma and biotech companies, has established Blue Heron as the gold standard in gene synthesis. Our partnership with OriGene allows us to use their collection of expression vectors combined with Blue Heron’s gene synthesis capacity. Located in Bothell, Washington, Blue Heron Biotech provides dedicated customer service, strict confidentiality, exceptional synthesis standards, and products made entirely in the U.S. Whether you need one gene or one thousand, the simplest sequence or comprehensive codon substitutions, our experts will deliver. Utilizing multiple design techniques, we provide the right synthesis solution for challenging sequences. Blue Heron Biotech specializes in synthesis of complex DNA, including designs with hairpins, repeats, GC rich regions, and lengths over 20Kb. We provide an unmatched level of service and attention to detail to give you the assurance that your project will be delivered as ordered and on time.

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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