Integrating the custom solutions of a technology powerhouse

Partnering with nature to manufacture the building blocks of tomorrow

Zymergen is an industrial biotechnology company that engineers microbes to produce high-value commercial molecules. The company employs many custom software systems and algorithms that allow their scientists to push the boundaries of strain engineering.


Difficulty finding data across multiple systems

With many siloed pieces of custom software, it was difficult for scientists to enter and extract data.

Challenging to share data & collaborate across different teams

Scientists in the strain optimization and fermentation & production teams couldn’t share complete experimental context.

Rigid software unable to scale with growing R&D

Zymergen’s disparate systems couldn’t scale with their rapidly growing company.


Integration innovation

Zymergen uses Benchling as a central platform to unite their custom tools. Proprietary algorithms, instruments, and niche software all integrate into Benchling.

Complete experiment histories

From every plasmid to every fermentation run, Zymergen’s scientists view and share a complete, step-by-step data trail.

Organic growth and onboarding

Since starting with 10 Benchling users, Zymergen’s deployment has grown to over 140 users, with ongoing onboarding handled completely internally.

Powering breakthroughs for over 1,200 biotechnology companies, from startups to Fortune 500s

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