August 17, 2015      

Zymergen Inc. has raised $42 million in Series A funding to move from testing to manufacturing with its fermenting robots, which extend far beyond bread and beer. The biotechnology startup had previously raised $2 million at its founding in 2013.

Emeryville, Calif.-based Zymergen combines biochemistry and automation to create microbes and renewable materials for the healthcare, electronics, cleaning, and construction industries, among others. Currently, many synthetic materials are based on pet...

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