CompanyGene Tools, LLC produces and markets Morpholino oligos for antisense applications and ancillary products for basic research. We are also engaged in research relating to delivery of Morpholino oligos into cells and use of Morpholino oligos as probes and in diagnostic systems.
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 LLC, a spin-off of ANTIVIRALS Inc., manufactures and markets research quantities of Morpholino oligos.
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, Lena Fergusen, Austen Howard, Ryan Terwilliger
PersonnelGene Tools personnel can be contacted at (541) 929-7840 using the following extensions:
|Manager and Chief Scientist||James E. (Jim) Summerton, Ph.D.||1161|
|Biology and Customer Support-->||Alex C. Vincent, Ph.D.||1041|
|Accounting and Customer Support||Zhengfeng Li||1011|
|Chemistry||Yongfu Li, Ph.D.||1281|
|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||1301|
|Jeannine M. Turner||1302|
|James P. (Patrick) Summerton||1301|
|IT & Cybersecurity||Austen Howard||1221|
|Engineering||Corwin Willard||Labtronix Inc.||(541) 424-3474|
Contact UsYou are welcome to contact us at the address and phone number displayed at the bottom of the page. We also welcome email sent through our Web Form.
Bob Grant Construction Inc. of Corvallis Oregon built our Philomath facility.