Company Story


The Road Less Traveled


In the early 21st century, Xin Wen, a Ph.D. candidate at Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), realized the high price and long lead time of research reagents had detained not only his research but also other scientists’ research in China. At that time, most biological research reagents were imported from overseas suppliers. That situation called for a domestic supplier for biological reagents in China to consolidate the foundation of life science research. Inspired and supported by his mentors, he decided to give up his academic path after Ph.D. degree and the chance of studying at a prestigious university abroad. Instead, he chose the road less traveled, to start a company aiming to provide innovative and cost-effective biological reagents with supreme quality and superior service for life scientists. TransGen was founded with only 6 staff and one small lab in 2006, becoming one of the earliest Chinese players in the industry. Dr. Xin has been the CEO at TransGen since 2006.


One Job for a Lifetime


Like The Three Musketeers, Dr. Xin invited another Ph.D. candidate at the same lab, Geng Liang, to join the new company. Dr. Geng got his bachelor’s degree in biology from Peking University, which ranked No. 1 in life science in China. He was driven by his curiosity in life mysteries and persisted in life science research. As he said, he had and would have only one job for a lifetime. Since he was doing what he loved, he could not feel the time passing by. “I felt I grew in the lab.”Dr. Geng said. He often worked till 2:00-3:00 in the morning and showed up unshaven and unwashed, scaring some staff. Dr. Geng had played several roles at the early stage, such as R&D, technical support, product training, even delivery, etc. He remembered the first order was placed from his alma mater-Peking University. Now he is the CTO at TransGen.


A Journey to Relentless Pursuit of Perfection


With independent R&D as the backbone and sincere service as the heart of the company, TransGen has won trust and loyalties from customers all over the world. Currently, our product portfolio encompasses 13 main categories on molecular and cellular biology researches. In China, customers can receive their orders directly from our headquarters in Beijing, as well as branch offices in Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Tianjin and Nanjing. For overseas customers, we have collaborated with global logistics centers in New Jersey, Paris and Stockholm. While we’ve evolved over the past years to become a leading supplier of life science reagents with 300+ talents and 60+ distributors, serving customers from 70 countries, we are still on our mission to help scientists live out their dreams for life science research.


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