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International Genetic Technologies, or InGen, is a bioengineering company responsible for the cloning of extinct dinosaurs and the creation of the original Jurassic Park on Isla Nublar.


Founded in the early 1980s by John Hammond, InGen cloned its first dinosaur in 1986 on Isla Sorna, having acquired a 99-year lease over Nublar and the islands of the Muertes Archipelago from the Costa Rican government.[1][2]

During the development of Jurassic Park on Isla Nublar, corporate sabotage from one of InGen's rivals resulted in a disaster which led to the island being abandoned to the dinosaurs, and was swiftly followed by the abandonment of Isla Sorna in the wake of Hurricane Clarissa.[3] In a bid to reverse InGen's fortunes, Hammond's nephew Peter Ludlow usurped control of the company and attempted to capture the dinosaurs on Isla Sorna for a new park in San Diego.

This plan ultimately went awry, however, and in the aftermath, InGen was acquired by Masrani Global, which used InGen's revolutionary technology to begin development of Jurassic World on Nublar, which opened to the public without incident in 2005.[1]



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