OneOne Biosciences, a French startup building a comprehensive suite of agricultural microbial solutions for farmers, and Ginkgo Bioworks, which is building the leading platform for cell programming and biosecurity, today announced a new partnership. This collaboration will leverage Ginkgo’s robust ag biologicals infrastructure, biotechnological expertise, and Strain Optimization Services to accelerate OneOne’s research and product development in agricultural microbial solutions.
OneOne’s mission is to equip growers with bio-based agricultural inputs characterized by both exceptional effectiveness and longevity. Central to this mission is OneOne’s development of a novel, universal solution for production and delivery of ag microbials through the OneOne Multiplier™, a user-friendly “espresso machine-type” device that amplifies microbes at the point of use. Users can insert OneOne Livepods™ into the Multiplier to aseptically prepare microbials, which can then be applied directly to crops. Livepods are designed to come loaded with microbes that are tailored for specific-use cases — e.g. nitrogen fixation, phosphate solubilization, crop protection, drought resistance, carbon sequestration, and more. This fresh approach, combined with other species-independent innovative components, aims to be forward compatible with future data-based product personalization, parametrized by individual crop and soil characteristics.