Cell engineering company Ginkgo Bioworks has acquired the troubled synthetic biology specialist Zymergen for a market capitalisation of $300 million. It will now look for “strategic alternatives” for the new drug discovery business once this is complete. Both boards have approved.
Inotiv, a US CRO specialising in nonclinical and analytical drug discovery and development services, has reached an agreement to acquire research models and services Envigo. The cash and shares deal gives UK-headquartered Envigo an enterprise value of about $545 million, and the combined company one of around $1.2 billion.