Source: Chromatin, Inc.
The University of Illinois announced that Chromatin, Inc., a biotechnology company that has occupied space in the University's Research Park since 2005 as part of the EnterpriseWorks incubator, is expanding operations and graduating to a 5,000 square foot facility in the Research Park. The expansion marks the company's continued significant progress in commercializing its proprietary technology, including mini-chromosomes.
Chromatin will transition to the newly constructed facility, which is located in the "Graduation Building" of the Research Park, in April of 2010. With the larger laboratory and office space, the company will continue to expand its R&D activities which enable the development of new seed products and the delivery of multiple genetic traits in plants through gene-stacking, while widening their focus to pursue new applications, such as improved feedstocks targeting the bioenergy sector.