This contract is worth $18 million over a four-year period and has Ginkgo Bioworks joining DARPA’s Reimagining Protein Manufacturing () project. This will see DNA focus on developing ways to manufacture complex therapeutic proteins.
Specifically, DARPA wants on-demand protein manufacturing utilizing Cell-Free Protein Synthesis (CFPS). This should allow for “rapid, high-yield, distributed production of human therapeutic proteins” that can be used for national security objectives.
Jason Kelly, co-founder and CEO of Ginkgo Bioworks, said the following about the news:
“There is growing recognition that pharmaceutical supply chains are at risk. One way to meet this challenge is distributed manufacturing at the point of care. Imagine a future where drugs, including complex biologics, are produced locally or in a widely distributed manner on-demand. We’re very excited to be working with DARPA to make that future a reality.”
How This Affects DNA Stock
Ginkgo Bioworks securing an $18 million contract over a four-year period is exciting investors. It shows the company’s research is valued by a government agency seeking its aid. That’s increasing morale among traders and helps explain why the stock is up today.
DNA stock is up 4.7% as of Wednesday morning.
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