Today we’re announcing a partnership with AgBiome, a leader in global microbial innovation.
The aim is to optimize the performance of products in AgBiome’s pipeline of agricultural biologicals. Organizations developing next generation agricultural inputs can access our platform to accelerate discovery and deployment of new products.
The biological crop protection market has significantly grown in recent years. Growers have increasingly sought effective and sustainable alternatives to synthetic pest control products. By leveraging our suite of advanced biology tools, AgBiome aims to enhance the breadth and efficacy of novel biological products.
We believe we can identify improved variants at massive scale.
That can help deliver more potent agricultural biologicals and bring the next generation of products to market. We are thrilled to work with an industry leader like AgBiome as we seek to optimize live microbial strain products in their pipeline and provide even better solutions to growers around the world.
“AgBiome is committed to creating the most effective crop protection products, and we are always looking for new technologies to enable better performance. We are excited to utilize Ginkgo’s capabilities in ultra high throughput assay development to evolve the next generation of biologicals as we continue to provide growers with improved product efficacy.”
-Scott Uknes, Co-founder and Co-CEO of AgBiome
Ginkgo’s ultra high throughput encapsulated screening technology:
- Makes it possible to search through up to 1 million strain variants in a single run
- Selects the best performing candidates for further development
- Is built on nanoliter encapsulation technology, and thus provides nanoscale growth and assay compartments
- Makes it possible to greatly reduce the screening time for large libraries
Find the full press release here along with all of the latest news from the Ginkgo team.