ORF Genetics was established in 2001 to develop innovative, economically viable and enabling solutions to produce recombinant proteins.
ORFEUS, ORF Genetics’ unique expression system, uses barley grain as a vehicle for recombinant protein production, providing a more efficient and safer method than other protein expression systems provide.
This technology has allowed ORF Genetics to develop a portfolio of growth factors, including human-like growth factors for the stem cell research market, as well as for its own successful skin care brand, BIOEFFECT. Furthermore, ORF Genetics' latest project, MESOkine, allows the production of animal-like growth factors for the cell cultured meat market.
ORF Genetics grows the barley in its own high-tech, eco-friendly greenhouse, which is isolated in a black lava field on the Reykjanes Peninsula, using Iceland’s rich renewable energy resources.