Amyris teams with Ginkgo Bioworks on new cultured ingredients

September 15, 2016 |

In California, Amyris announced that it has completed a subsequent collaboration agreement with Ginkgo Bioworks, which is expected to be approved by the boards of both companies. The agreement finalizes details of how the two companies will jointly develop cultured products more efficiently and cost effectively, accelerating time to market. This breakthrough biotech collaboration was initially announced on June 29, 2016 and, upon board approval, both companies plan to move quickly to establish a leading position within the market for sustainable, bio-based products.

Per the agreement, Ginkgo and Amyris will share in the value of new cultured ingredients brought to market across several industries including food and nutrition, flavor and fragrance, and cosmetics and personal care. These ingredients, produced via fermentation with engineered microorganisms, leverage the end-to-end biotechnology stack that Ginkgo and Amyris have developed, from high throughput automated strain development, analytics, and optimization, to process development, full-scale manufacturing, and product recovery operations.

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