Integrated DNA Technologies, Inc. (IDT), headquartered in Coralville, Iowa, is the worlds largest supplier of custom nucleic acids, serving the areas of academic research, biotechnology, clinical diagnostics, and pharmaceutical development. IDTs primary business is the manufacturing of custom DNA and RNA oligonucleotides (oligos) for research applications. Joseph Walder, M.D., Ph.D. (Northwestern University), founded Integrated DNA Technologies, Inc. in 1987 through a partnership with Baxter Healthcare Corporation at the University of Iowa Technology Innovation Center business incubator. In its first 10 years, IDT grew from a startup with 10 synthesizing machines to a small company with more than 500, shipping an average 55,000 custom oligos per day to more than 82,000 customers worldwide. IDT products are enabling scientists to test for genetic diseases, discover new drugs, and develop new treatment models tailored to the specific needs of individual patients. IDTs mission is to enable discovery in biology and medicine. The company strives to achieve this by improving nucleic acid synthesis technology and developing new applications for the use of DNA- and RNA-based compounds. IDTs advanced synthesis group combines expertise in chemistry, molecular biology, and engineering to produce and purify complex nucleic acids of all kinds.