5 Synthetic Biology Companies that are Changing the World

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5 Synthetic Biology Companies that are Changing the World

Synthetic biology (SynBio) is a field of science that designs and creates novel biological systems, components, and pathways by redesigning existing biological systems for practical purposes. The SynBio industry is prospering, and an influx of funding in 2021 of about $5 billion was four times more than it received in 2020.

Below, we've highlighted the top 5 leading companies that are making their mark in the synthetic biology industry. 

Ginkgo Bioworks

Located in the US, Ginkgo Bioworks specializes in using genetic engineering to produce bacteria with industrial applications. Its proprietary platform allows for programming cells and designing organisms that behave in a pre-defined way, accelerating the R&D for pharma and biotech companies. 


Located in Ontario, Canada, Genecis uses bacteria to turn food waste from landfills into polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) bioplastic, which can degrade within a year, unlike petroleum-based plastics. This solution serves multiple industries looking to replace plastics with sustainable alternatives.‍


Located in Denmark, Cysbio uses synthetic biology and advanced metabolic engineering techniques to create bacterial cell factories that are programmed to convert simple sugars into high-value biochemical products. One of these products is amino acids that are utilized in the pharma and food industries.‍


Located in Singapore, Kinnva uses fermentation to convert methane into high-value biomaterials such as aquaculture feed. The aquaculture feed produced is eco-friendly and uses less water and land than growing the feed using traditional methods. This process is scalable and cost-effective, providing the animal husbandry industry with a great alternative to regular feed.

Pivot Bio

Located in the US, Pivot Bio uses its proprietary technology to reawaken dormant nitrogen-fixing microbes in the soil, thus reducing and one day eliminating our dependence on artificial fertilizers. It uses biology and machine learning to screen and identify soil microbes with the potential to enrich and release nitrogen which are then activated.

Lab Management Software for Synthetic Biology Companies: Scispot.io

Scispot has become the primary lab management software of choice for numerous modern biotech companies, including synthetic biology companies.

Scispot creates a connected digital replica of these innovative bioscience companies. It centralizes their company-wide data, templatizes routine research and automates non-scientific tasks. It makes other lab software such as electronic lab notebooks (ELNs) and lab information management systems (LIMS) redundant.

Synthetic biology companies use Scispot's operating platform to manage their research projects, inventory, samples, and partners all in one spot. Request a demo to learn how you can accelerate your research using Scispot.

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