December 11, 2020

Synthetic Biology 2020–2030: Six Commercially-Available Products That Are Changing Our World

Nature Communications

“The hyaline family of films are clear, flexible, and mechanically robust making them suitable for flexible electronics (e.g., foldable smartphones and wearable electronics), examples of which will be appearing in products in early 2021”

October 10, 2020

With $300 Million in New Funding, Zymergen Aims to Sustainably Transform the $3 Trillion Chemical and Materials Industry


“By making better, greener alternatives to petrochemistry, Zymergen sees a huge economic and environmental opportunity”

September 9, 2020

Zymergen Raised $300 Million Because Synthetic Biology Is So Hot Right Now


“The investment total, announced yesterday, includes Series D funding led by Baillie Gifford, and joined by Baron Capital Group and one of the world’s largest sovereign wealth funds, as well as additional growth financing from Perceptive Advisors”

September 8, 2020

Synthetic Biology Startup Raises $300 Million to Build a Better Microbe


“Synthetic biology startup Zymergen Inc. has raised $300 million in a new funding round—a signal of investors’ confidence that biological science can be harnessed in novel ways to manufacture products”

August 20, 2020

Can Technology Make More Natural Pesticides? Zymergen-FMC Partnership Offers a Peek Into the Future of Crop Protection


What we’re doing with Zymergen gives us a whole other world to explore

August 6, 2020

A Unicorn Rivalry Shaping the Future
of the Synbio Industry

Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News

“Zymergen has announced three products so far that are all reported to be completely novel, never-used-before molecules”

July 6, 2020

Is Clarity Coming for Biobased Chemicals?

Chemical & Engineering News

We can create a novel molecule from a microbe and assess its performance in three months

June 5, 2020

If Software Is Eating The World, Biology Is Going to Rebuild It: Zymergen CEO Josh Hoffman on the Coming Bioeconomy


“Biology lets you solve problems we couldn’t even imagine solving with conventional chemistry. It’s the most powerful manufacturing platform on the planet.”

April 12, 2020

Inspired By Nature, Zymergen Brews

High-Performance Bio-Electronics


“Unlike traditional computer chips that use silicon and petroleum-based products, Hyaline is bio-manufactured using fermentation”

April 6, 2020

Super Clear, Super Thin, Super Durable:

Zymergen Bends It Like Beckham, Electronics-Wise

BioFuels Digest

“Move over, Impossible Whopper. Zymergen has made an impossible material… ”

March 19, 2020

Biological Manufacturing Is Ready to Transform How Industry Makes Everything from Airplanes to Air Jordans


Zymergen has ‘cracked the code’ in combining the best research practices with state-of-the-art automation and machine learning

March 19, 2020

Zymergen Announces Acquisition of enEvolv


Speeds our delivery of high performance and sustainable products to customers and further cements our leadership position in the bio-manufacturing space

January 21, 2020

Jay Flatley, Chairman of the Board for Illumina, and Sandra E. Peterson, Former Group Worldwide Chairman for Johnson & Johnson, Appointed to Zymergen’s Board of Directors


“Adding two board members of Jay’s and Sandi’s caliber is a privilege and validation of our vision and approach

April 17, 2019

Sumitomo Chemical and Zymergen Announce Partnership to Develop Renewable Specialty Materials


“An opportunity to drive real innovation in the consumer electronics space”

April 4, 2019

The Engineering of Living Organisms Could Soon Start Changing Everything

The Economist

“Synthetic biology has only just begun”

March 8, 2019

The AgTech Industry May Be Growing Up, AgFunder Reports


“Zymergen among high investment earners”

February 14, 2019

Facial Recognition, Robotic Process Automation Companies Among Most-Funded AI Startups

The Wall Street Journal

“Zymergen one of the most promising AI startups”

January 14, 2019

This Year We Will Start Discovering More New Biological Molecules


“We’re leaving behind hydrocarbons and entering the biological age”

December 20, 2018

Your Next Smartphone Might Be Built with Living Cells

Fast Company

“The possibility of a radical transformation in human welfare”

December 13, 2018

Zymergen Announces Series C Funding


Enabling real-world product outcomes for Fortune 1000 customers

December 5, 2018

The Promise of Molecular Technology

Zymergen Whitepaper

Cheaper, better, and faster

November 29, 2017

Technology Firm Zymergen Developing New Materials Using Microbes

Plastics News

It’s not about replacing commodity plastics or metals

July 5, 2017

A New Breed of Scientist, with Brains of Silicon

Science Mag

This isn’t a replica of how I would do pipetting with my hand…it’s an entirely different way of doing it

June 14, 2017

World Economic Forum Recognizes Zymergen as a Technology Pioneer


The world’s biggest challenges are poised to find their solutions in biology

April 12, 2017

How One Tech Start-Up Ditched Its Brogrammers

Vanity Fair

Eliminating whiteboard interviews and amplifying culture

October 11, 2016

Zymergen Raises $130 Million in New Round of Financing

The New York Times

Zymergen’s approach amplifies the work of industrial scientists and frees them to work outside traditional approaches

October 11, 2016

SoftBank Makes $130m US Biotech Bet

Financial Times

Investors are noticing the power of bio-manufacturing

October 11, 2016

Why SoftBank Just Led A $130 Million Mega Round Into Zymergen’s Microbe-Creating Robots


Biology is the key to making better products: investors are lining up

June 16, 2015

This Startup Wants to Farm Microbes to Create Household Products


Zymergen reprograms the genetic DNA of these microbes in large quantities to use them as microscopic ‘bio factories’ that churn out valuable raw materials

June 16, 2015

Robots And Microbes: Zymergen Raises $44 Million From Big VCs


If a custom-designed microbe saved a large industrial company or similar client millions off its manufacturing process in chemicals, agriculture or food, Zymergen would get a cut

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