Morpholino oligos and the subunits used in their assembly were invented and developed at ANTIVIRALS Inc (the pioneer antisense company founded by James Summerton in 1980), subsequently renamed AVI Biopharma, Inc and now named Sarepta Therapeutics. Gene Tools, a spin-off of ANTIVIRALS Inc manufactures and markets research quantities of Morpholino oligos.
In Japan, Funakoshi Co. is the distributor of Morpholino oligos and related products.
Gene Tools crew, photographed in September 2015 in front of the Philomath facility.
Standing, from left: Yongfu Li, Dan Summerton, Jeremy Bushman, Dan Arbogast, James P. Summerton, Alexandra Vincent, Zhengfeng Li, Jean Turner, James Huynh, Jon Moulton, Shan Jiang, Lizzy Scheibel.
Front row, from left: Chandell Terwilliger, Jim Summerton, Pat Summerton, Jean Summerton.
Not shown: Corwin Willard, Jeff Mitchell
|Manager and Chief Scientist||James E. (Jim) Summerton, Ph.D.||1161|
|Biology and Customer Support||Alex C. Vincent, Ph.D.||1064|
|Accounting and Customer Support||Zhengfeng Li||1011|
|Chemistry||Yongfu Li, Ph.D.||1281|
|James Huynh, Ch.E.||1311|
|Biology and Special Projects||Jon D. Moulton, Ph.D.||1201|
|Biology||Shan Jiang, Ph.D.||1051|
|Special Projects||Jean Summerton, Ph.D.||1071|
|Jeremy Bushman, Ph.D.||1071|
|Production||Chandell L. Terwilliger||1307|
|Jeannine M. Turner||1302|
|James P. (Patrick) Summerton||1022|
|IT and Engineering||Tom Klaus||1221|
|Engineering||Corwin Willard||Labtronix Inc.||(541) 424-3474|