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Gen9 gets $21m boost from Agilent

Agilent Technologies Inc. has made a $21 million investment in Gen9 Inc., a Cambridge company specializing in gene synthesis.

Customers can potentially use Gen9’s technology to more efficiently make everything from fabrics and chemicals to drugs and renewable fuels.

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According to Gen9, methods using its technology are more cost-effective than traditional methods.

Headquartered in California, Agilent is a $6.9 billion company focused on chemical analysis, life sciences, ­diagnostics, electronics, and communications.

In a press release, Agilent said its partnership with Gen9 complements Agilent’s existing investments in synthetic biology and gene synthesis.

Agilent is taking an equity stake in Gen9.

Chris Reidy can be reached at reidy@globe.com.
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