About Us

Glen Research, part of Maravai LifeSciences, is a leading provider of reagents for DNA and RNA oligonucleotide synthesis, labeling, and modification. Known for its proprietary Sterling™ line of reagents marked with its Sterling Seal of Quality Assurance, Glen analyzes and certifies these reagents for purity and performance ensuring consistent, dependable and reliable results. Glen also specializes in oligonucleotide purification supplies under the Glen-Pak™ and Glen Gel-Pak™ product lines.

Glen supplies its reagents to: researchers investigating diverse genetic diseases and disorders; businesses and organizations developing new genetic therapies; and, biopharmaceutical, diagnostic and life science OEM partners who incorporate Glen Research offerings into their own products.

Glen takes pride in delivering operational excellence, experienced technical support and superior customer service and is ISO 9001:2015 certified. As part of its Quality Management System, Glen verifies that its operations and processes meet all management criteria for consistency and performance.

Glen was founded in 1987 by Hugh and Margaret Mackie with a mission to provide state-of-the art reagents to researchers. In 1993, Glen introduced the Sterling line of products, a new standard of accomplishment for oligonucleotide synthesis.

Glen Research Facility

30 Years of Assured Quality for Oligo Synthesis


Glen Research was incorporated in the Commonwealth of Virginia


Company awarded SBIR grant for the investigation of large scale oligonucleotide synthesis using H-phosphonate chemistry


Glen Research introduced the Sterling line of products, a new standard of accomplishment for oligonucleotide synthesis


Glen Research negotiated an exclusive agreement to supply 5’-biotin phosphoramidite worldwide


Company negotiated an exclusive license with Gilead Sciences to supply C5-propynyl pyrimidine nucleosides and G-Clamp phosphoramidites


Glen Research moves into a custom built building in Sterling, Virginia


Company awarded patents for a chemical phosphorylation reagent compatible with DMT-ON purification


Company made an agreement with Epoch Biosciences, Inc. to supply their proprietary dyes and nucleosides to the research market


Glen Research negotiated an agreement with GE Healthcare Biosciences Corp. to supply Cyanine Dyes to the research market


Company awarded patents for a truly universal support for oligonucleotide synthesis - US III.


In collaboration with Berry & Associates, Glen Research awarded patents for pyrrolo-C analogues, fluorescent C analogues


Glen Research obtained a license for the sale of Glen UnySupport from Ionis Pharmaceuticals


In collaboration with Nelson Biotechnologies, Inc., company awarded patent for serinol phosphoramidites and supports


Glen Research is acquired by Maravai LifeSciences


Glen Research received its ISO 9001:2015 certification for Quality Management Systems

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Headquarters, Sterling, VA USA
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Andrew Murphy, Vice President, Site Operations
Andrew was appointed Vice President, Site Operations in 2023.  He is responsible for all site operations including integrating business processes, regulatory compliance, information technology, and business continuity.  He brings over thirty years of experience in chemistry and biotechnology manufacturing, operations management, product development, and quality management. He has held key leadership roles directly supporting Research and Development, Manufacturing, Quality Control, and Quality Assurance. He holds an M.S. in Biotechnology from Johns Hopkins University and a B.S. in Chemistry from University of Maryland.

Don Mallonee, Director of Commercial Operations
Don was appointed Director of Commercial Operations in 2019.  He is responsible for global sales & marketing processes and initiatives. He brings twenty five years of implementing and leading commercial operations processes in the biotechnology industry with an emphasis in recombinant, and synthetic DNA/RNA technologies from his previous business management  and progressive leadership roles at  Celtrix Pharmaceuticals, Bayer Healthcare Berkeley for Fisher Scientific, Honeywell Research Chemicals and Avantor.

Don is a biologist with BS & MS degrees from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.

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