ORF Genetics

A privately-owned Icelandic company established in 2001. ORF Genetics Ltd. is a pioneer in genetic science committed to developing innovative, economically viable and enabling solutions to produce recombinant proteins more efficiently and safely than other protein expression systems. ORF Genetics developed for this purpose the unique expression system Orfeus™ that uses barley grain as a vehicle for recombinant protein production which has proven to be particularly effective in the expression of growth factors and cytokines. ORF has developed a portfolio of growth factors for the stem cell research market, the skin care market and for cell cultured meat, or so-called Clean Meat or Smart Meat production. ORF Genetics founded ISOKINE™, Endotoxin-free Growth Factors & Cytokines, and can offer lower list prices than market leaders. Standard bioactivity is on par with market leaders. ORF Genetics also founded BIOEFFECT™ when discovering a way to bioengineer a plant-based replica of EGF, a naturally occurring human protein, in barley. BIOEFFECT is an award-winning plant-based anti-ageing skincare range. Used by over 30% of Icelandic women since its launch in 2010. BIOEFFECT is sold in premium stores such as Harrods, Bergdorf Goodman, Harvey Nichols and online, www.bioeffect.com. ORF Genetics researchers are continuously discovering proteins that can be applied in different markets. ORF Genetics' latest project, MESOKINE™, allows ORF Genetics to produce growth factors for cell-cultured meat which can revolutionize FoodTech. ORF Genetics ventures into a new market with MESOKINE™, facing one of the world’s most challenging global problems, the environmental, social and ethical impact of the global meat industry. ORF Genetics produces all barley in an ecofriendly greenhouse situated in an Icelandic lava field.

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