Twist Bioscience

EFIB Stakeholder Profile

Company/Organisation type: Manufacturer

Focus area/active in: 

  • Engineering / Scale-up
  • Enzyme Technologies & Bioprocesses
  • Plant Research / Crop Development
  • Production Processes /Manufacturing
  • Strain Development
  • Synthetic Biology


Twist Bioscience is a leading and rapidly growing synthetic biology and genomics company that has developed a disruptive DNA synthesis platform to industrialize the engineering of biology. The core of the platform is a proprietary technology that pioneers a new method of manufacturing synthetic DNA by “writing” DNA on a silicon chip. Twist is leveraging its unique technology to manufacture a broad range of synthetic DNA-based products, including synthetic genes, tools for next-generation sequencing (NGS) preparation, and antibody libraries for drug discovery and development. Twist is also pursuing longer-term opportunities in digital data storage in DNA and biologics drug discovery. Twist makes products for use across many industries including healthcare, industrial chemicals, agriculture and academic research.


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Twist Bioscience is writing the future of DNA synthesis for healthcare, biomaterials, chemicals and even digital data storage. See how its silicon-based, ultra-high throughput, DNA synthesis platform makes DNA from scratch, one million oligonucleotides at a time. This technical innovation gives access to unlimited applications, from targeted gene therapies and the development of new diagnostics tools, to sustainable chemicals and plants with improved yields.

Reducing Our Chemical Footprint for a Sustainable Future in Biotechnology

To mark Earth Day 2021, we dig into Twist Bioscience's efforts to significantly reduce the chemical footprint of DNA synthesis

Emily Leproust speaks on TED@BCG - Synthetic Biology Creates a New Kind of Environmentalism

In her recent TED Talk, Twist Bioscience co-founder and CEO Emily Leproust, Ph.D., discussed the many roles synthetic biology can play in boosting sustainability while maintaining or improving our quality of life.

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