Engineering DNA for next-generation therapeutics and forensics

At Parabon NanoLabs, we are developing a new class of nano-pharmaceuticals and advanced forensic tools by fully leveraging the power of DNA.

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Whether chemically engineering synthetic DNA for creating nano-pharmaceuticals or reverse engineering human DNA for biomarkers of medical or forensic significance, Parabon NanoLabs is developing some of the most compelling products of the DNA Age.

For example, our scientists and customers use the Parabon Essemblix™ Drug Development Platform to design and produce potent new compounds for the treatment of cancer, infectious disease, and biodefense applications.

We also offer the Parabon Snapshot™ DNA Phenotyping Service, which produces a descriptive profile of the source of any human DNA sample, including pigmentation, face morphology, and other forensically relevant traits.

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To learn more about our products and services, check out the Therapeutics and Forensics pages.

Latest News

NEW A Kodak Moment for Law Enforcement Police Chief Magazine

Using DNA Blueprints to Build Facial Composites by David J. Roberts

Police Use DNA To Generate a Suspect's Face

Building a Face, and a Case, on DNA New York Times

Andrew Pollack, writing for

New Technology Generates Photo Illustration From A Person's DNA

Melody Schreiber, writing for the Washington Post

Parabon announces Collaboration with Dr. Bruce Budowle at AAFS 2015

Renowned Forensic Expert to Conduct Peer-Reviewed Validation of Snapshot DNA Phenotyping Service

New System Creates Faces Based Off DNA Samples Fox News (TV)

Dr. Greytak interviewed by Stuart Varney of Varney & Co.

First DNA-Phenotyped Image of 'Person of Interest' in Double Homicide

Snapshot profiled in Forensic Magazine

Parabon showcases Snapshot at American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) Annual Scientific Meeting

Feb 16–21, 2015 in Orlando, FL

DNA: The Next Frontier in Forensics Financial Times

Clive Cookson, writing for

Forensic experts create e-fits from DNA Daily Mail

Traces at crime scenes used to build face shapes with accurate eye and skin colour

Modeling Suspects' Faces Using DNA From Crime Scenes PopSci

Francie Diep, writing for Popular Science

A New Way DNA Can Help You ID Your Unknown Suspect Police One

Tim Dees, writing for

Reston Company Develops New Forensic DNA Analysis Technique

Gregg MacDonald of the Fairfax Times

New DNA Technique May Reveal Face of Killer in Unsolved Double-Murder

Christina Corbin, writing for Fox News

Snapshot Puts a Face on a Four-Year-Old Cold Case

Parabon Snapshot used to identify possible person-of-interest

Announcing Parabon Snapshot™ DNA Phenotyping Service

Parabon Snapshot Gives Crime Solvers a New Way to Use DNA

Parabon presents at 2014 Nano­Technology for Defense Conference

Nov 17–20th, 2014 in Chantilly, VA

Parabon showcases Snapshot at International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Annual Conference

Oct 25–28th, 2014 in Orlando, FL

Parabon presents at International Symposium on Human Identification

Sep 29–Oct 2, 2014 in Phoenix, AZ

5 Private Biotechs Revolutionizing Medicine

Maxx Chatsko, writing for The Motley Fool

Parabon NanoLabs: Applied DNA Nanotechnology, from Custom-Designed Drugs to Virtual Mug Shots

Parabon NanoLabs profiled by Duke University Department of Electrical & Computer Science

Parabon Awarded CRCF Grant for
Artificial Vaccine Platform

CIT Announces Awards for the Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund (CRCF) FY2013 Solicication

Biotechs Explore Role for 3D Printing
In Drug Development

Parabon Nanolabs profiled by New York Genome Center (

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Huffington Post names Parabon Essemblix one of the seven best inventions of 2012

Parabon NanoLabs Awarded NSF Grant for Development of Cancer Therapeutic with Industry Partner Janssen R&D

Novel formulation aims to reduce side-effects and improve efficacy of approved chemotherapeutic compound

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