Materials Science Innovation

What We Do Strain Improvement Materials Science Innovation

Our platform enables rapid materials science innovation utilizing chemicals available from biology

Advanced Materials Development

Our platform offers the capability to create unique specialty materials. Zymergen can develop novel molecules that impart unique material properties not previously possible using traditional methods. We are partnering with proven innovators across industries to develop these novel products.

Our areas of focus include:

  • Specialty Materials for Electronics and Industrial Applications
  • Aerospace
  • Defense
  • Flavors and Fragrances
  • Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals
  • Home and Industrial Cleaning
  • Personal Care Products

Why Biology?

Biology provides a largely untapped source of chemical diversity. Already scientists have classified more than 200,000 naturally-occurring chemicals—and millions more are likely to exist. Importantly, the molecules nature produces on its own often exhibit properties that are entirely different from those humans can produce using conventional chemistry alone. This expanded palette provides the opportunity to develop novel products and materials with new and superior properties. Zymergen has developed a catalog of new bioreachable molecules that can be used to achieve specific materials properties.