Volume 95 Issue 5 | News of The Week
Issue Date: January 30, 2017 | Web Date: January 25, 2017

Ginkgo Bioworks buys DNA supplier Gen9

Microbe maker back integrates by acquiring gene synthesis firm
Department: Business
News Channels: Biological SCENE
Keywords: biobased chemicals, synthetic biology, Gen9, Ginkgo Bioworks, DNA, manufacturing

Synthetic biology firm Ginkgo Bioworks has acquired its DNA supplier Gen9 for an undisclosed amount. As a result, Gen9’s capabilities for synthesizing large amounts of DNA now directly feed into Ginkgo’s automated organism-engineering foundries.

Ginkgo uses the DNA to build customized multigene enzymatic pathways and microbial strains for clients such as Cargill and Archer Daniels Midland that are looking to produce chemicals and ingredients. In 2016, Gingko signed DNA . . .

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