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 New system creates faces based off DNA samples Fox News (TV)

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

NEW Reston company develops new forensic DNA analysis technique

Gregg MacDonald of the Fairfax Times

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

Snapshot profiled in Forensic Magazine

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

Parabon Snapshot used to identify possible person-of-interest

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

Christina Corbin, writing for Fox News

Announcing Parabon Snapshot™ DNA Phenotyping Service

Parabon Snapshot Gives Crime Solvers a New Way to Use DNA

Parabon to present at 2014 Nano­Technology for Defense Conference

Join us Nov 17–20th at the Westfields Marriott Washington Dulles in Chantilly, VA

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

Join us Oct 25–28th at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL

Parabon to present at International Symposium on Human Identification

Stop by Booth #412 to learn more about DNA Phenotyping with Parabon Snapshot
#ISHI25 Sep 29–Oct 2 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 (

The 7 Best Inventions of 2012

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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