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International Genetics Incorporated, International Genetic Technologies, The InGen Corporation, or InGen, is a bioengineering start-up company founded by John Hammond. This company performs research to recreate extinct animals, with the aim to clone those creatures and expose them in a theme park called Jurassic Park.

Since 1998, InGen has been a subsidiary of Masrani Global Corporation's InGen Technologies.

History[]

Foundation[]

Founded in 1975. Early in the 1980s, Dr. John Parker Hammond "dreamed up" the idea to clone dinosaurs from preserved DNA in fossilized amber. John Hammond set up a research group, including Dr. Wu, to a carry this dream into effect (maybe under the name "Hammond Foundation"). They managed to clone a prehistoric animal in 1986.

In 1985, Hammond managed to attract enough investors to set up an entire corporation, International Genetic Technologies, Inc. (InGen), dedicated to the cloning of extinct life. Its mission was to be the world's premier researcher of leading-edge genetic and biological science and technology.

InGen's headquarters was located in Palo Alto, CA, the initial research also took place here. Later, InGen transferred most of its research to facilities on the island Isla Sorna. The newly born dinosaurs were grown and fed on this island.

Jurassic Park[]

When several dinosaur species were successfully cloned, John Hammond started to set up a place were the public could see these animals. Sometime in the 1980s, Hammond began construction on an amphitheater in San Diego. However, in 1988 Hammond abandoned his idea of the amphitheater and started to build a far greater Jurassic Park on the island Isla Nublar, 120 miles off of Costa Rica.

In 1993, the park was nearing completion. However, interference from one of InGen's rivals, probably BioSyn, caused a shutdown of all of the park's systems, and the dinosaurs ran free. Without the trust of its investors, Jurassic Park could not be opened.

After Jurassic Park[]

Though financially struggling, InGen managed to survive the crisis. InGen's research team created a new plant, which gained worldwide media attention. InGen's stock dropped from seventy-eight and a quarter to nineteen. The dinosaurs and ruins of Jurassic Park were cleaned up in 1994. Hurricane Clarissa had destroyed InGen's facilities on Isla Sorna. The disaster in the park had turned John Hammond into an environmentalist, and he opposed all plans to start a new Jurassic Park.

Hammond's nephew, Peter Ludlow, proposed to remove Hammond from the office of CEO and to build a new Jurassic Park.

Resolution 213C, as written in the film script and seen in a deleted scene:

“Whereas the Chief Executive Officer has engaged in wasteful and negligent business practices to further his own personal environmental beliefs - - Whereas these practices have affected the financial performance of the company by incurring significant losses - - Whereas the shareholders have been materially harmed by theses losses - - Thereby, be it resolved that John Parker Hammond should be removed from the office of Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately.”

Peter Ludlow tried make InGen profitable again by recreating the smaller amphitheater in San Diego. He went on an exp

edition to Isla Sorna to catch dinosaurs. But the project was sabotaged by Hammond's Gatherers, which led to the Isla Sorna Incident. One T. rex was brought to the mainland, but it broke out; leading to the San Diego incident. Here Ludlow lost his life.

Masrani[]

After the death of John Hammond, InGen was bought by Simon Masrani, of Masrani Global Corporation in 1998. Henry Wu was promoted within the ranks of the InGen company in December of 2000. InGen's new headquarters was located in San Diego and the majority of its research was also performed there.

Company Associations and Corporate Branches[]

The following companies/firms were featured and/or mentioned in the Jurassic Park film series

  • InGen Construction
  • InGen Security Division
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