The future won’t be mined, 
extracted, wired or launched.

It will be grown.

The future won’t be mined, extracted, wired or launched.

It will be grown.

Programmable biology is
The future of food, pharma, farming. Of design and manufacturing.
Of everything.
The Ferment Co is a company creation studio for the next wave of synthetic biology product companies. We’re powered by Ginkgo Bioworks, the world’s most advanced platform for cell programming.

We incubate, fund, and launch new companies that use programmed biology to shape the human future.
“The interesting thing to
program in the 21st century isn’t computers —
it’s biology.”
Tom Knight, Ginkgo Bioworks

Programmable biology is
The future of food, pharma, farming. Of design and manufacturing.
Of everything.

The Ferment Co is a company creation studio for the next wave of synthetic biology product companies. We’re powered by Ginkgo Bioworks, the world’s most advanced platform for cell programming.

We incubate, fund, and launch new companies that use programmed biology to shape the human future.

“The interesting thing to program in the 21st century isn’t computers —it's biology."

Tom Knight, Ginkgo Bioworks
Biotechnology is not just for engineering new medicines.
From electronics to waste remediation, aquaculture to infant nutrition, flavor creation to cannabinoids, innovators are shifting to biology.
The cell is the new microchip and the new factory. It contains both the instructions and the machinery for producing an endless number of useful compounds and materials. The DNA inside of every living cell is a form of programmable code. This code is the universe’s most efficient way to organize information, energy, and matter into physical fabrication systems.
Biology itself is a
manufacturing technology.

Developing it with care creates endless opportunities to improve human welfare.
Ferment Co matches visionary Founders — technical and
non-technical alike — with world-class resources for building with biology.
New ideas don’t have to wait. Projects that used to require massive technical resources, infrastructure, and timelines can now launch almost overnight, with Ginkgo as the technical backend.
Ferment Co works with Founders to start first-ever companies operating with new business models and growth trajectories. Incredible capabilities are now available to anyone who wants to build with biology.
Incredible capabilities are now available to anyone who wants to build with biology.
If you have a company idea that you think we should know about, we’d love to hear from you. Start here.
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We have the capacity to create everything we need to flourish -- from food to medicine to new materials. As we adapt biology to meet human needs, there’s a universe still to be discovered.
Let’s grow a new world together.
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Biotechnology is not just for engineering new medicines.

From electronics to waste remediation, aquaculture to infant nutrition, flavor creation to cannabinoids, the site of innovation is shifting to biology.

The cell is the new microchip and the new factory. It contains both the instructions and the machinery for producing an endless number of useful compounds and materials. The DNA inside of every living cell is a form of programmable code. This code is the universe’s most efficient way to organize information, energy, and matter into physical fabrication systems.

Biology itself is a
manufacturing technology.

Developing it with care creates endless opportunities to improve human welfare.

Twenty years ago, synthetic biology was only a conversation between PhDs. As scientists applied engineering principles to molecular biology, a new discipline was born.

Ten years ago, large-scale DNA synthesis marked a new achievement: the creation of the first synthetic genomes.

Since then, Ginkgo’s has made profound advances in synthesizing biology, and our pace of discovery is accelerating. Gingko has created a new space for conducting genome design with automated instrumentation that allows for ultra high-throughput build / test cycles. There’s nowhere else like it.

Ferment Co matches visionary Founders — technical and non-technical alike — with world-class resources for building with biology.

The tools to work with biology in a predictive way are rapidly evolving, and Ginkgo’s platform serves as the interface layer to make these capabilities available to anyone who wants to build with biology.

Incredible capabilities are now available to anyone who wants to build with biology.

If you have a company idea that you think we should  know about, we’d love to hear from you. Start here.

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