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"We Make Your Future"
—InGen's slogan(src)
"No thank you. I believe I've spent enough time in the company of death."
Roland Tembo, after being asked to join InGen(src)

International Genetics Incorporated, International Genetic Technologies, The InGen Corporation, or InGen, is a billion dollar bioengineering start-up company founded by John Hammond and Benjamin Lockwood. 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.

Mantah Corp and Biosyn are similar genetic companies.



John Parker Hammond and Benjamin Lockwood "dreamed up" the idea to clone dinosaurs from preserved DNA in fossilized amber. John Hammond set up a research group, including Dr. Wu and Dr. Lockwood, to a carry this dream into effect. They managed to clone a prehistoric animal in 1986.[1]

InGen acquired Isla Sorna in 1982 and established facilities on the island.[2] 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, Hammond abandoned his idea of the amphitheater and started to build a far greater Jurassic Park on Isla Nublar, 120 miles off of Costa Rica in 1987.[3] A plant (Serenna veriformans) was also recreated on the island.[4]

In 1993, the park was nearing completion. But an Accident resulted in a 20 million dollar lawsuit from the family of Jophery Brown, scaring the investors and insurance underwriters who feared Jurassic Park was unsafe.

They sent lawyer Donald Gennaro to inspect the theme park, who brought Ian Malcolm with him, but they thought he was to trendy and wanted Alan Grant. However, interference from one of InGen's rivals Biosyn, most notably Dennis Nedry, caused a deactivation 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[]

The disaster in the park had turned John Hammond into an environmentalist, and he opposed all plans to start a new Jurassic Park. The dinosaurs and ruins of Jurassic Park were cleaned up in 1994. Hurricane Clarissa then destroyed InGen's facilities on Isla Sorna.[5]

After the events of the Isla Nublar Incident, InGen and Ludlow made Malcolm a generous compensatory offer for his injuries. However, Malcolm attempted to go public about his experience on Isla Nublar, only to be discredited by Ludlow, who made him appear insane to the public. This was further complicated by Malcolm being in open violation of the non-disclosure agreement he signed prior to the incident, further damaging his tarnished career. Malcolm also had his University tenure revoked for telling "wild stories" to the press.

Because Hammond had blocked attempts to create a new Jurassic Park, and due to wrongful death settlements (family of Donald Gennaro, 36.5 million, family of John Arnold, 23 million, family of Robert Muldoon, 12.6 million). Damaged or destroyed equipment, 17.3 million. Demolition, deconstruction and disposal of Isla Nublar facilities organic and inorganic, 126 million. Research funds and media payoffs for silence. InGen was on the verge of bankruptcy since the Incident. It's stock dropped from seventy-eight and a quarter to nineteen.

In 1997, Peter Ludlow (who was Hammond's nephew and had worked for the company as the Chief Financial Officer), used the Bowman Incident to propose to the board of directors to solve InGen's financial crisis by transporting some dinosaurs to a small Jurassic Park in San Diego, and to force Hammond to resign from his role as CEO of InGen, and claimed the position.

InGen Corporate 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.”[5]

Ludlow tried make InGen profitable again by finishing the smaller amphitheater in San Diego. He went on an expedition to Isla Sorna to catch dinosaurs. But the plan was sabotaged by Hammond's Gatherers, which led to the Isla Sorna Incident. One T. rex was brought to the mainland, but it went on a rampage; leading to the San Diego incident. Here, Ludlow died in an attempt at recapturing the Junior in the cargo hold of the S.S. Venture.

Though financially struggling, InGen managed to survive the crisis. InGen's research team created a new plant (Karacosis wutansis), which gained worldwide media attention.[1]


After the death of John Hammond, InGen was bought out 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 were located in San Diego, and the majority of its research were also performed there.[1]



See InGen Headquarters

Sometime after Masrani bought the company InGen's headquarters was moved to San Diego, California.[1]


InGen Compound Lobby

Site B[]

InGen purchased Isla Sorna as a location to clone and grow the dinosaurs. InGen maintained a large Worker Village and breeding compound. The island was then abandoned after Hurricane Clarissa.

San Diego[]

InGen originally planned to start with Jurassic Park: San Diego, a large amphitheater and zoo, in San Diego, before being abandoned for the much larger Isla Nublar.

Site A[]

InGen purchased Isla Nublar for Jurassic Park, a safari theme park and zoo. However, the Isla Nublar Incident happened, and the park was abandoned. 12 years later, Jurassic World was built and was successful for 10 years, before the Jurassic World Incident occurred, and it too was abandoned. 3 years later, the island was destroyed with the Eruption of Mt. Sibo.

Mano De Dios Amber Mine[]

A amber mine in the Dominican Republic, provided amber for InGen, under the ownership of Juanito Rostagno.


Martel is InGen's most recent facility located in Siberia. Its current goal is to extract Pleistocene aged organic materials from glacial ice within an 18 month period, drilling at 42 locations. With a rotating research team of nine scientists and a excavation crew of 45 persons. The team hopes to find organic remains dating from 40,000 to 200,000 years ago.[6]

Corporate Subsidiaries[]

The following were featured or mentioned.

Members and employees[]

See InGen Employees.


  • InGen's slogan varies from canon-to-canon, but all follow the same concept:
  • "We Make The Future" (novel)
  • "We Make Your Future" (film)
  • "We're Making The Future" (trespasser)

InGen Dinosaur Information[]

InGen files were leaked by the Dinosaur Protection Group in 2018. They contain reports about the 1993 incident, the 1994 clean-up, active dinosaurs on both islands, inactive dinosaurs, and asset damages. InGen also had a list of the dinosaurs it had.