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.
The Wall Street Journal
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.
The Boston Globe
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.
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.