The Organism Company

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.

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Our Foundries

Bioworks1 & Bioworks2: 
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.

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