The Organism Company

Ginkgo Bioworks

Biology By Design

Ginkgo Bioworks is the organism company. We design custom microbes for customers across multiple markets. We build our foundries to scale the process of organism engineering using software and hardware automation. Organism engineers at Ginkgo learn from nature to develop new organisms that replace technology with biology.

Move Over, Jony Ive—Biologists Are the Next Rock Star Designers.

With help from software-directed robots, 10 technicians in [Ginkgo’s] factory can equal the output of 50 to 100 scientists working by hand at a bench.

Producing rose oil from yeast sounds like something from a sci-fi novel.

Custom-crafted organisms? Yep, designed and produced in a lab that overlooks Boston Harbor.

Biology Is

Nanoscale Precision
Continent Scale Production

Biology is the most advanced manufacturing technology on the planet. Self-assembling, self-replicating, and self-repairing, biology builds renewably—from the molecular machines inside of cells to global ecosystems.

Our Foundries

Bioworks1:  rapid prototyping for custom organism design

In biological engineering, living organisms are the factories that build new products. Designing the best organisms requires a different sort of factory, one where the best tools in automation, analytics, and software can all work in sync. Bioworks1 is the world’s first organism foundry, where engineers are prototyping thousands of biological designs.

Under Construction

Bioworks2: Coming Soon

The evolution of Bioworks1. Bioworks2 expands our capacity with new automation tools, scaling up our processes while scaling down costs.

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Our Partners

Bringing Biology to new Markets

Biology is integral to our food, materials, and health. We are using biology to make an impact in markets including flavors and fragrance, cosmetics and personal care, and food and nutrition.

Career Opportunities

Join the Team

Engineering biology isn't easy. It is frustratingly, painfully difficult. It's programming without a debugger, manufacturing without CAD, and construction without cranes. At Ginkgo we are building a team that can build debuggers, write CAD, and operate cranes. We are looking for the best engineers, scientists, and hackers.

Careers at Ginkgo

The trust Ginkgo places in its employees allows us to to pursue what we think is right and take risks. Having the freedom to structure how I execute a project, select the right tools for the job, and see the impact of a project is an amazing feeling.

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Senior Test Engineer