DuPont Industrial Biosciences: Genencor Division

Company Information

Alternative Name(s): 
Genencor International (former name)
Street 1: 
925 Page Mill Road
City: 
Palo Alto
State: 
CA
Postal Code: 
94304
Country: 
United States
Phone Number: 
650-846-7500
Year Established: 
1990
Ownership: 
Public
Employment: 
200
Employment Year: 
2010
References in Nano Datasets: 
4

Description: 

Genecor is a developer and manufacturer of industrial enzymes. The company builds strategic collaborations to develop breakthrough technology in areas like biofuels, biochemicals, and specialty proteins. Genencor also develops and produces enzymes for the food, beverage and animal nutrition industries, which are sold under the Danisco brand. In May 2011, DuPont acquired a majority stake in Danisco A/S, including its Genencor division.  Genencor and the DuPont Danisco Cellulosic Ethanol joint venture are now fully integrated within the DuPont Industrial Biosciences business unit. Genecor was originally acquired by Danisco A/S in 2005. Genecor International was one of the industry participants in the Technology Convergence Consortium (TC2) formed in the Silicon Valley in 2004.

Value Chain Mapping

Firm or Supporting Organization: 
Firm
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Product(s): General: 

Enzymes & Bio-products