Integrated DNA Technologies (IDT) is there when you need some genetic materials in a pinch. The company supplies oligonucleotides (oligos), which are essentially short strands of DNA and RNA, to research and development entities. Oligos are used to develop new drugs, create diagnostic tests for genetic and infectious diseases, and develop agricultural products. IDT makes custom strands using chemical DNA synthesis machines that can create the oligos within a day after the company has received an order. Founded in 1987, IDT has offices in the US, UK, Germany, Australia, Belgium, and Singapore; it distributes to researchers and other customers in Asia, Africa, Europe, the Americas, and the Middle East.