Companies with enabling technologies may have few opportunities to tout their wares, as researchers tend to report on their own results rather than on the underlying work that made their experiments possible. Thus when Stanford University scientists recently demonstrated the role of certain chemokines in inflammatory processes, the fact that the chemokines they used were chemically synthesized by Gryphon Sciences. went unnoticed.

Nevertheless, the company said that the research demonstrates how its technology can speed biological discoveries by taking gene sequences and translating them directly to functional proteins. Indeed, the company believes the technique can replace the production of many proteins in cell culture systems.