NAMUH and Ginkgo Bioworks Announce Partnership to Produce Multiple Infant Nutrition Products

NAMUH and Ginkgo Bioworks Announce Partnership to Produce Multiple Infant Nutrition Products

Ginkgo will develop and optimize strains to supply practical oligosaccharides for NAMUH’s toddler vitamin merchandise

BOSTON, Jan. 18, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — NAMUH, an toddler vitamin firm, and Ginkgo Bioworks (NYSE: DNA), which is constructing the main platform for cell programming and biosecurity, immediately introduced a multi-product collaboration to develop practical oligosaccharides which might be structurally similar to these present in human breast milk.

NAMUH’s mission is to create full toddler components merchandise considerably corresponding to human breast milk, all the way down to the molecular stage. Human Milk Oligosaccharides (HMOs) are important fiber-like vitamins distinctive to human milk that present an vital power supply to helpful intestine micro organism in infants. Despite being the third most considerable part in human milk, HMOs are presently a small part in toddler formulation, if current in any respect.

Currently, NAMUH’s proprietary expertise offers for an economical supply of a household of HMOs by way of yeast fermentation. Through this partnership, NAMUH will leverage Ginkgo’s experience in yeast pressure engineering and fermentation course of improvement to allow the manufacturing of varied HMOs by means of yeast fermentation and work to unlock the opportunity of making toddler components nutritionally strong and far nearer to human breast milk.

“Consumer demand for top of the range, secure, toddler vitamin merchandise is rising, and NAMUH is thrilled to companion with Ginkgo to speed up our market entry into this quickly evolving class,” stated Dr. Chaeyoung Shin, founder and CEO at NAMUH. “We imagine engineering biology is the right option to produce essential vitamins for infants, and along with Ginkgo, we’re excited to play a key function in enhancing how future generations are fed.”

“At Ginkgo, we hunt down companions like NAMUH which might be utilizing biology to create category-leading merchandise in legacy industries,” stated Jason Kelly, CEO and co-founder of Ginkgo Bioworks. “Countless households all over the world depend on toddler components day-after-day, and we’re thrilled to be working with NAMUH as they goal to create a more healthy, safer components that oldsters can rely upon.”


NAMUH (“HUMAN” spelled backwards) is an toddler vitamin startup with a mission to shut the unacceptable vitamin hole between breast milk and components. NAMUH is utilizing the ability of science to assist infants entry much-needed vitamin that is presently out there solely by means of breastfeeding. For extra data go to or comply with us on LinkedIn, Instagram (@weare_namuh), and Twitter (@wernamuh).

About Ginkgo Bioworks

Ginkgo Bioworks is the main horizontal platform for cell programming, offering versatile, end-to-end providers that remedy challenges for organizations throughout numerous markets, from meals and agriculture to prescribed drugs to industrial and specialty chemical compounds. Ginkgo’s biosecurity and public well being unit, Concentric by Ginkgo, is constructing world infrastructure for biosecurity to empower governments, communities, and public well being leaders to forestall, detect and reply to all kinds of organic threats. For extra data, go to and, learn our blog, or comply with us on social media channels akin to Twitter (@Ginkgo and @ConcentricByGBW), Instagram (@GinkgoBioworks and @ConcentricByGinkgo), or LinkedIn.

Forward-Looking Statements of Ginkgo Bioworks

This press launch comprises sure forward-looking statements inside the that means of the federal securities legal guidelines, together with statements relating to the potential success of the partnership and Ginkgo’s cell programming platform. These forward-looking statements typically are recognized by the phrases “imagine,” “can,” “undertaking,” “potential,” “count on,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “intend,” “technique,” “future,” “alternative,” “plan,” “might,” “ought to,” “will,” “would,” “shall be,” “will proceed,” “will possible end result,” and comparable expressions. Forward-looking statements are predictions, projections and different statements about future occasions which might be primarily based on present expectations and assumptions and, because of this, are topic to dangers and uncertainties. Many components might trigger precise future occasions to vary materially from the forward-looking statements on this press launch, together with however not restricted to: (i) volatility within the value of Ginkgo’s securities attributable to quite a lot of components, together with adjustments within the aggressive and extremely regulated industries during which Ginkgo operates and plans to function, variations in efficiency throughout rivals, and adjustments in legal guidelines and rules affecting Ginkgo’s enterprise, (ii) the flexibility to implement enterprise plans, forecasts, and different expectations, and to determine and notice extra enterprise alternatives, (iii) the chance of downturns in demand for merchandise utilizing artificial biology, (iv) the unpredictability of the period of the COVID-19 pandemic and the demand for COVID-19 testing and the industrial viability of our COVID-19 testing enterprise, (v) adjustments to the biosecurity trade, together with attributable to developments in expertise, rising competitors and evolution in trade calls for, requirements and rules, and (vi) our potential to comprehend the anticipated advantages of merger and acquisition transactions. The foregoing record of things is just not exhaustive. You ought to rigorously contemplate the foregoing components and the opposite dangers and uncertainties described within the “Risk Factors” part of Ginkgo’s quarterly report on Form 10-Q filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on November 14, 2022 and different paperwork filed by Ginkgo every now and then with the SEC. These filings determine and deal with different vital dangers and uncertainties that might trigger precise occasions and outcomes to vary materially from these contained within the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements communicate solely as of the date they’re made. Readers are cautioned to not put undue reliance on forward-looking statements, and Ginkgo assumes no obligation and doesn’t intend to replace or revise these forward-looking statements, whether or not because of new data, future occasions, or in any other case. Ginkgo doesn’t give any assurance that it’s going to obtain its expectations.

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