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Genencor, a Danisco Division

R&D: Biotechnology Products and Health Care

  • Products:
  • Enzymes
  • Biochemicals

Genencor, a division of Danisco, develops innovative enzymes and bioproducts to improve the performance and reduce the environmental impact of the cleaning, textiles, fuels, and chemicals industries.

Since 1982, Genencor has grown into one of the world’s leading biotechnology companies. Genencor operates bioproducts manufacturing sites around the globe. Corporate and R&D headquarters are located in Palo Alto, California, while business and manufacturing headquarters are in Rochester, New York. European business and R&D offices are centered in Leiden, the Netherlands.

Cornell Connection

Genencor has collaborated with Cornell scientists on projects such as the ice nucleation product, Snowmax Snow Inducer™, and a developmental agricultural biotechnology product. Genencor also collaborates and maintains connections with Cornell faculty on various biofuels technology projects.