Integrated DNA Technologies (IDT)

IDT helps iGEM teams achieve, innovate, and succeed

Get up to 20 kb of FREE IDT gene fragments*

Thinking outside the box is easy with Integrated DNA Technologies (IDT). Design, build, and test your iGEM projects by accessing IDT’s entire array of products, from ready-to-use gene and gene fragments to high-quality CRISPR genome editing solutions.

IDT brings the iGEM vision to life—building a better world and pushing the boundaries of synthetic biology by fostering a community of collaboration and discovery.

iGEMers, let your imagination be the only limit in 2021.

  • Last day to register with IDT:
    October 1, 2021, 23:59 PM EDT (GMT-04)
  • Last day to order from IDT:
    October 29, 2021, 23:59 PM EDT (GMT-04)

…iGEM is just the beginning.

IDT Video Library

Video: Tips for working with gBlocks® Gene Fragments

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

Video: Using IDT’s Codon Optimization Tool

See how to automate codon optimization of a gene to the species of your choice.

Video: See the big picture. Where is SynBio going?

IDT’s experts at iGEM 2020 talk about where SynBio is going and help you find your place in this explosive field.


IDT CRISPR Basics Handbook

Everything you need to know about CRISPR. For new and experienced users, get IDT’s handbook on this Nobel Prize winning genome-editing technology.

Biotech Basics

Overview of common biotechnology concepts and methods, including protocols for DNA extraction and PCR.


“When it comes to iGEM, I can get a little judge-y…”

How should first-time iGEM participants prepare? IDT’s Adam Clore, a former iGEM judge, suggests you focus on details, be prepared, and keep it simple.

George Church’s woolly mammoth project

The “father of synthetic biology” is genetically engineering a shaggy Asian elephant with ancient DNA to combat permafrost melting.

The menu of the future, courtesy of synthetic biology

Gene editing, combined with fermentation, are making cellular meat and food products possible.

IDT gBlocks used to produce eco-friendly dyes.

Colorifix has developed textile-dyeing with engineered organisms to produce pigments without harmful chemicals, heavy metals, or acids.

IDT is a Platinum Partner Sponsor of the 2021 iGEM Competition

IDT is a leader in the development and manufacture of products for research and diagnostic life sciences. 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, iGEM counts on the support of partners and sponsors like IDT to help iGEM continue to provide this unique and valuable experience to students worldwide. Learn more about Sponsorship at iGEM.