Genomatica’s commercial technologies impact everyday plastics and personal care products, and new technologies under development target textiles and fibers.
“Biotechnology promises to enable the chemical industry in remarkable ways. That said, only businesses with strong fundamentals and commercial products will be successful,” said Eli Casdin, chief investment officer of Casdin Capital. “Genomatica is one of the few companies with that profile and fresh capital now enables them to grow that position substantially.”
Genomatica’s partners include Aquafil and the effective consortium, a dozen firms including brands such as H&M, Carvico, Vaude, and Balsan.
To further accelerate the pace of Genomatica’s innovations, Genomatica and Ginkgo Bioworks have strengthened their technology collaboration, which began in 2016. Ginkgo will now provide expanded access to its foundry capabilities and services, while increasing its equity stake in Genomatica.
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