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Intrexon Announces a Research and Development Collaboration with Johnson & Johnson Innovation to Advance New Skin and Hair Products

GERMANTOWN, Md., Dec. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Intrexon Corporation (NYSE: XON), a leader in synthetic biology, announced today that it has entered into a research and development collaboration with Johnson & Johnson Innovation and its affiliate Johnson & Johnson Consumer & Personal Products Worldwide, a division of Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc., to advance new skin and hair care products.

"We look forward to advancing new skin and hair beauty products that have measurable impact for consumers," said Randal J. Kirk, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Intrexon.  "By combining Intrexon's synthetic biology approaches with the capabilities at Johnson & Johnson Innovation and Johnson & Johnson Consumer & Personal Products Worldwide, we believe that there are multiple areas for new product exploration."

Through the collaboration, technical experts at both companies will work together to explore, define, and test new potential products for consumers.

About Intrexon Corporation
Intrexon Corporation (NYSE: XON) is a leader in synthetic biology focused on collaborating with companies in Health, Food, Energy and the Environment to create biologically-based products that improve the quality of life and the health of the planet.   Through the company's proprietary UltraVector® platform, Intrexon provides its partners with industrial-scale design and development of complex biological systems.  The UltraVector® platform delivers unprecedented control over the quality, function, and performance of living cells.   We call our synthetic biology approach and integrated technologies Better DNA®, and we invite you to discover more at www.DNA.com.

Trademarks
Intrexon, UltraVector, RTS, and Better DNA are trademarks of Intrexon and/or its affiliates.   Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

Safe Harbor Statement
Some of the statements made in this press release are forward-looking statements.   These forward-looking statements are based upon our current expectations and projections about future events and generally relate to our plans, objectives and expectations for the development of our business.   Although management believes that the plans and objectives reflected in or suggested by these forward-looking statements are reasonable, all forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties and actual future results may be materially different from the plans, objectives and expectations expressed in this press release.

For more information contact:

Intrexon Corporation Contact:
Marie Rossi, Ph.D.
Manager, Technical Communications
Tel: +1 (301) 556-9944
publicrelations@intrexon.com

SOURCE Intrexon Corporation


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