IDT was founded in 1987 as a University of Iowa spin-off and is now the world's largest supplier of custom nucleic acids for research and diagnostic use.
Sustainability has been at the heart of IDT since its founding. Guided by an uncompromising approach to product quality, a belief in the value of customer service, and a determination to minimize costs, we have developed manufacturing methods that have resulted in a 20-fold decrease in the price of our custom nucleic acids over the last 20 years. We have achieved this by building machines that use smaller reagent volumes, reduce waste, and use less energy.
Our commitment to sustainability is detailed in our 2013 Sustainability Report, which focuses on three strategic goals: