Integrated DNA Technologies, Inc. (IDT), headquartered in Coralville, Iowa, is a supplier of custom nucleic acids, serving the areas of academic research, biotechnology, clinical diagnostics, and pharmaceutical development. IDT's primary business is the manufacturing of custom DNA and RNA oligonucleotides (oligos) for research applications.
Joseph A. Walder, M.D., Ph.D. (Northwestern University), founded Integrated DNA Technologies, Inc. in 1987 through a partnership with Baxter Healthcare Corporation at the University of Iowa Technology Innovation Center business incubator. In its first 10 years, IDT grew from a startup with 10 synthesizing machines to a small company with more than 500, shipping an average 75,000 custom oligos per day to more than 82,000 customers worldwide. Presently, it is considered as one of the leaders in oligo market.
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