Devgen: Welcome to wormworld By Ilan Zipkin
Staff Writer

The nematode Caenorhabditis elegans is one of the more recent organisms to be widely used by biological researchers, but it has already become established in academia as an excellent system to study gene function, many aspects of cell biology, neurobiology and behavior. Devgen N.V. intends to be the flagship of C. elegans as a commercial opportunity, using worms for everything from gene identification and functional characterization to target validation and lead compound discovery.