Biofacturing: partnering with nature
Our material world is built on a half-dozen petroleum building blocks. But Nature provides a richer, more sustainable palette.
Biofacturing is how we partner with Nature to design, create, and scale breakthrough products faster, cheaper, and greener than ever before.
From better electronics to safer herbicides, to naturally-derived insect repellents that work, it’s all possible with biofacturing. And it’s how we make the products of tomorrow.
How we do it
Our patented biofacturing platform fuses biology, chemistry, and technology to unlock the power of Nature. By combining molecular biology, data science, automation, and genomics, we design products, find the microbes to make them, and scale those products to the world, with a platform that is getting smarter all the time.
Tomorrow’s Products Today
Biofacturing offers solutions across a broad range of industries today. And we believe it will enable breakthrough materials in medicine, transportation, construction, and more tomorrow.
Better technology begins with better biology
Electronics evolve rapidly, demanding materials with higher performance at competitive costs. Meet HYALINE, our family of revolutionary bio-based polyimide films, unlocking innovations for manufacturers of electronic devices and more.
Expanding the consumer care palette
Biofacturing is ideal for making naturally-derived, bioactive ingredients for sustainable consumer care products. What better way to fight off pesky bugs than Nature itself? See how our next-generation insect repellent unlocks biology to beat back bugs.
The future – and footprint – of food
Crop production needs to double by 2050 to feed the growing global population, and our farmers need effective and economical solutions to overcome challenges naturally and sustainably. We are developing naturally occurring products to both enhance nutrient use and protect crops from pests and ever-evolving challenges—in a way that’s better for growers and the environment.
FROM OUR PARTNERS
Sumitomo Chemical has been looking for a partner to expand the portfolio of films for the electronics space that meet the latest and future requirements of our customers. We are very happy to leverage the bioengineering capabilities from Zymergen to develop new products.
Mr. Isao Kurimoto, Executive Officer
Leveraging Zymergen’s vast molecular library – the largest metagenomic database in the world by a factor of ten – and deep expertise in synthetic biology, FMC will dramatically accelerate development of new and innovative crop protection products
Dr Kathleen Shelton, CTO
We are biofacturers
At Zymergen, we believe that biofacturing will lead to better products with better economics and a better world. We are scientists, researchers, biologists and technologists who partner with Nature to make tomorrow.