Supporting Our Global Communities During COVID-19
Promega employees seek to better the world in the distinctive ways that match their unique skills and talents and also bring meaning to their lives. This took on profound new importance in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic as Promega teams around the world mobilized to support their communities in crisis.
Supporting Young Scientists Competing in iGEM
The International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) competition is a program dedicated to advancing the boundaries of synthetic biology, education and cooperative community-based collaboration. Multidisciplinary teams of high school and university students work together to conceive, build, test and measure a system of their own design using interchangeable biological parts and standard molecular biology techniques. Learn how becoming a Partner Sponsor of iGEM helped empower efforts to change the world.
Offering Employees Paid Time to Volunteer
The Promega in Action program offers employees in Madison, Wisconsin the opportunity to apply for up to 40 hours of paid time to volunteer for the charity or organization of their choice.
Funding the Exploration of Biotech Solutions to Environmental Challenges
Our long-term vision of the future includes not only where Promega will be in 100 years but also how to improve the world in which we live now. Our company has committed $3 million to the Revive & Restore Catalyst Science Fund, exploring innovative solutions for endangered species and threatened ecosystems. Learn how biotechnology can advance the cause of conservation.
Promega Award for Biochemistry
In recognition of important collaborations in the study of stem cells from innovative researchers in China, Promega partners annually with the Chinese Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (CSBMB) to grant The Promega Award for Biochemistry. The 2020 winners are Peng Cheng, PhD, a Professor and the Chairman of the Department of Chemical Biology at Peking University, and Haitao Yang, PhD, an Associate Professor and the Deputy Director of the Shanghai Institute for Advanced Immunochemical Studies at Shanghai Tech University.
Working at Promega means growing and developing with a very innovative company that stands for progress and knows how to combine economic and social aspects. The cultural diversity and scientific inspiration make the company a place where people enjoy working.
–Caroline End, Product Manager, Promega Germany
Coordinating Events to Raise Money for Local Charities
The employee-lead Community Action Team (CAT) at Promega Biosciences in San Luis Obispo, CA, supports growth of their local community in civic vitality, cultural richness, human welfare, environmental sensitivity, educational opportunities and providing for and protecting those in need. In the last year, the team supported the United Way, Central Coast Funds for Kids, Woods Humane Society and EL Camino Homeless Organization. Promega Biosciences offers all full-time employees four hours of paid time each month to use toward volunteer activities and matches employee donations.
Promega Biotech Ibérica Earns Recognition for COVID-19 Response in Spain
Promega Biotech Ibérica was recognized with a Madrid Community SME (small- and medium-sized business) Award for demonstrating adaptation and innovation to lead the pandemic recovery in Spain in 2020.
The BioPharmaceutical Technology Center Institute (BTC Institute)
This not-for-profit organization founded by Promega in 1993 and located on the Madison, WI campus provides educational, scientific, and cultural enrichment experiences. Educational programs focus on the life sciences for a wide range of learners from upper elementary students to college and graduate students, as well as career scientists in academia and industry and the general public.
The BTC Institute and Dane County School Consortium Biotechnology Youth Apprenticeship Program has helped train young scientists for over twenty years. Many former Youth Apprentices have gone on to further STEM training and careers. In 2020, “A Celebration of Life XXV: To the Moon and Beyond!” was the twenty-fifth offering of the BTC Institute and The African American Ethnic Academy summer science program. Held virtually, 23 students grades 3-9 experimented at home with “Mission Packs” (activity kits) and joined video conferences to engage with NASA guest speakers. This program, supported in part by the Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium, engages a diverse group of students in the fun of science while featuring STEM Professionals of Color.
Learn more at btci.org ›