Ginkgo Bioworks and Genomatica Form Alliance

Oct. 10, 2016
Ginkgo Bioworks and Genomatica forge alliance to accelerate commercialization of more sustainable high-volume chemicals.

Ginkgo Bioworks and Genomatica announce an alliance to deliver biology-based solutions for the world’s highest-volume intermediate and specialty chemicals. Mainstream chemical producers reportedly can now in-license technology to manufacture their widely-used chemicals with sustainable whole-process solutions that include engineered microorganisms, complete process designs and technology transfer support. The alliance is structured as a deep collaboration, with two-way sharing of technology and intellectual property, along with joint technology development, according to the companies.

The alliance reportedly aims to accelerate the transition of the mainstream chemical industry to biological process technology. Bio-based production of intermediate chemicals can deliver better overall economics and greater sustainability and performance by harnessing the power of biotechnology and microorganism engineering to grow products, according to the companies.

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