Enzyme Services to Enable Applications across Pharmaceuticals and Diagnostics, Food and Agriculture, and Beyond
Today we are very pleased to announce the launch of Ginkgo Enzyme Services. Ginkgo Enzyme Services is powered by ultra high throughput screening and machine learning-guided protein design, as well as optimized proprietary bacterial and fungal host strains. Ginkgo Enzyme Services solves challenges for R&D teams developing enzymes, from discovery of novel enzyme activity through optimization of enzyme function and large scale manufacturing.
A virtual event on Dec. 15 will give an overview of Ginkgo’s Enzyme Intelligence approach to machine learning-guided enzyme engineering
Enzymes are valuable biocatalysts used across a wide range of industries including in the production of medicines, food, materials, and beyond. Our end-to-end Enzyme Services support R&D leaders looking to identify new enzyme activity to replace existing chemical synthesis steps, improve enzyme specificity, activity, and stability in industrially relevant conditions, and optimize the manufacturing of enzymes for reduced cost of goods and environmental impact.
We’ve supported enzyme R&D programs across a wide range of industries, including biopharma manufacturing and discovery. Notable enzyme services projects include breakthrough work with Aldevron to improve the manufacturing efficiency of vaccinia capping enzyme, a critical reagent used in the production of mRNA vaccines, and a recently announced partnership with Merck to develop biocatalysts for active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) manufacturing.
Our suite of services covers the full end-to-end process for enzyme R&D, providing synergies between enzyme sequence, host strain, and manufacturing processes that can enable commercial success.
Ginkgo Enzyme Services includes:
- Novel Enzyme Discovery
- Enzyme Function & Stability Optimization
- Access to Optimized Host Strains for Robust Expression
- Optimized Fermentation Process Development
- Manufacturing Scale-Up, Process Development & Tech Transfer
“Most R&D teams working on developing enzymes expect to need to stitch together a bunch of different services and tools, both in-house and external to make their enzymes work,” said Jake Janey, PhD, a pioneer in the field of biocatalysis. “The ability for Ginkgo to guide the process all the way, providing many intermediate touchpoints with data and prototypes for development and decision making, is a great value-add.”
At Ginkgo, we are constantly working to improve our platform to provide best-in-class services to enable our customers to meet their R&D challenges head on. As a horizontal platform, we have the flexibility, breadth, and scale to serve customers across biocatalysis, diagnostics, and beyond with the full spectrum of tools they need to discover, develop, and deploy enzymes for their processes and products.
With world class expression hosts, automation, computational design, and fermentation capabilities, we are excited to partner with companies across all industries to bring their enzyme-dependent products from conception to market more swiftly and reliably than ever before.
Virtual event details:
Join us for Enzyme Intelligence, a virtual event featuring Ginkgo’s head of protein engineering, Emily Wrenbeck, on December 15, 2022. Sign up here.
Find the full press release here along with all of the latest news from the Ginkgo team.
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