Genentech Inc

Parent Organization: Roche Holdings

Genentech Inc., or Genetic Engineering Technology, Inc., is a biotechnology corporation, founded in 1976 by venture capitalist Robert A. Swanson and biochemist Dr. Herbert Boyer. It is considered to have founded the biotechnology industry. One of its founders, Boyer, is considered to be a pioneer in the field of recombinant DNA technology. In 1973, Boyer and his colleague Stanley Norman Cohen demonstrated that restriction enzymes could be used as "scissors" to cut DNA fragments of interest from one source, to be ligated into a similarly cut plasmid vector. While Cohen returned to the laboratory in academia, Swanson contacted Boyer to found the company. Boyer worked with Arthur Riggs and Keiichi Itakura from the Beckman Research Institute, and the group became the first to successfully express a human gene in bacteria when they produced the hormone somatostatin in 1977. David Goeddel and Dennis Kleid were then added to the group, and contributed to its success with synthetic human insulin in 1978.

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Campaign Finance

$658,591 Given
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View all campaign finance data for Genentech Inc Sources: OpenSecrets.org

Lobbying

$9,444,810 Spent
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Lobbying on Behalf of Genentech Inc

  • Names of Lobbyists
  • Firm Hired Amount
    Genentech Inc $9,444,810
  • Most Frequently Disclosed Lobbying Issues
    • Health Issues,
    • Medicare & Medicaid,
    • Fed Budget & Appropriations,
    • Taxes,
    • Copyright, Patent & Trademark,
    • Pharmacy,
    • Medical Research & Clin Labs,
    • Food Industry,
    • Trade
  • Most Frequently Disclosed Bills
    Bill No. Title
    H.R.1 Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011
    H.R.942 American Research and Competitiveness Act of 2011
    S.23 Patent Reform Act of 2011
    H.R.1249 America Invents Act
    H.R.1908 To specify the priority of the obligations of the United States Government if the debt ceiling is reached, to provide for an emergency appropriation of funds to pay for certain defense and national security obligations during a gap in funding, and for oth
    S.3187 Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act
    S.1577 Greater Research Opportunities With Tax Help Act
    H.R.243 Patent Lawsuit Reform Act of 2011
    H.R.452 Medicare Decisions Accountability Act of 2011
View all lobbying data for Genentech Inc Sources: Lobbyist Registration Tracker OpenSecrets.org

Regulations

Mentioned in 42 dockets; Submitted to 11 dockets
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Regulations and public comments can be downloaded in bulk here.

updated daily from Regulations.gov by way of Docket Wrench

The tables show occurrences of "Genentech Inc" in public comments on proposed federal regulations.

Advisory Committees

1 person on 1 committee
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covers through 2011

Table shows employees of "Genentech Inc" that sat on federal advisory committees.

  • Agency
  • Representation
  • Toggle National Science Foundation 1 person on 1 committee
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