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Zymergen

Zymergen, founded in 2013 and located in Emeryville, California, is a technology company providing organisms engineering services. Their biotechnology labs rely on advanced manufacturing technologies, machine learning techniques, and genomics to accelerate the design, build, test cycle of microorganisms.

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Zymergen, founded in 2013 and located in Emeryville, California, is a technology company providing organisms engineering services. Their biotechnology labs rely on advanced manufacturing technologies, machine learning techniques, and genomics to accelerate the design, build, test cycle of microorganisms. Zymergen claims they have the worldsworld's largest database of proprietary physical and digital DNA library in the world. The company provides their services to industrial biotechnology customers seeking to improve the cost efficiency of existing strains, or engineer new strains, that manufacture chemicals, food or food additives, and materials using microorganisms.

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On January 8, 2018 Zymergen acquired a functional metagenomics research company named Radiant Genomics. With this acquisition Zymergens gets to add the metagenomic technologies and genetic libraries developed by Radiant Genomics to it'sits core platform. Zymergen hopes acquiring Radiant Genomics will help accelerate it'sits ability to identify and create useful organisms and molecules.  The CEO of Zymergen had the following to say about the acquisition: "Radiant has built an unparalleled platform and set of libraries to search genetic diversity that will allow us to search for these molecules of interest, extending our ability to produce useful molecules for materials that can transform the world around us."

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