Engineering microbes

to solve the biggest challenges in agriculture

Joyn Bio is a joint venture between Ginkgo Bioworks and Leaps by Bayer, founded to solve the urgent agriculture challenges threatening our global food supply and environmental health using the combination of synthetic biology and beneficial microbes.

With our scientifically rigorous approach and microbe engineering platform, we are developing sustainable ag biologicals for crop protection and fertility that meet or exceed the performance of their chemical counterparts. Our first product is an engineered microbe that enables cereal crops like corn, wheat, and rice to convert nitrogen from the air into a form they can use, significantly reducing the environmental impact of agriculture's reliance on chemical fertilizers.


Our parent companies

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Leaps by Bayer is spearheading a movement to make paradigm-shifting advances in the life sciences—targeting the breakthroughs that could fundamentally change the world for the better.

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Ginkgo Bioworks is the organism company, engineering the most advanced technology on the planet—biology—to grow products in multiple industries.


The Joyn Bio team

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Board of Directors


Our Operations in Boston & Woodland