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Bayer and Ginkgo Bioworks to Create Biologicals Powerhouse

Ginkgo Bioworks to acquire West Sacramento R&D Facility

On April 22, 2022, Bayer announced that Ginkgo Bioworks will acquire the West Sacramento Biologics R & D Facility in a transaction, projected to close by the end of 2022, subject to final negotiation and regulatory approvals. 

Bayer News Release

Success Stories

Gemini Bio Expansion

Learn more about the facility expansion effort

Gemini Bio Products is undergoing a second expansion of their state-of-the-art manufacturing facility that produces cell culture medias and cell solutions used in COVID-19 testing and vaccinations. Gemini has invested $15 million to improve 4,500 sf. of the 25,000-square-foot facility they built in 2019 consisting of lab and clean room suites, cold storage, and administrative space. The expansion will improve Gemini’s capacity to supply biotech and pharmaceutical customers.


Better Meat Co.

Better Meat Company relocated its headquarters to West Sacramento in 2019 and received $9 million to finance construction of their first commercial R&D and production facility and hire more staff. Better Meat Co. sells plant-based food blends that can be added to ground meats to cut costs, add nutrition, and produce meat products more sustainably. Building and economic development staff assisted the company with site selection, building permits and local hiring for the expansion.  


New Businesses

Take a look at West Sacramento's newest businesses


Macro Oceans was founded to harness the restorative power of seaweed. The company processes seaweed for use in a variety of applications including for the food, cosmetics and chemicals industries. Their West Sacramento facility will contain R&D and manufacturing space as they work to advance the company's mission of contributing to a cleaner bio-based economy that helps restore ocean vitality.


Volochem provides reagents, fine chemicals, and medicinal chemistry building blocks to support synthetic organic chemists and life scientists in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. The company offers a wide catalog of valuable medicinal chemistry intermediates available for delivery around the world. 

Business Profiles

California Fuel Cell Partnership

Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles

The California Fuel Cell Partnership is an industry/government collaboration aimed at expanding the market for fuel cell electric vehicles powered by hydrogen to help create a cleaner, more energy-diverse future with no-compromise zero emission vehicles. Read more in the Sacramento Business Journal!

West Sacramento Pediatrics

Health Care 

West Sacramento Pediatrics provides well child visits, same day appointments, nutrition consultation, vaccinations, general pediatrics and treatment by board-certified pediatricians through the West Sacramento location and other locations in the Sacramento region.   

Molecular Matrix

Medical Diagnostic Services

Molecular Matrix is on a quest to innovate in the biotechnology and biomedical fields. They are currently offering rapid, no-cost, drive-thru COVID-19 testing at their West Sacramento facility. Schedule a drive-thru test in West Sacramento.

Applied Spectra

Laser Ablation and Elemental Analysis

Applied Spectra, Inc. provides laser ablation (LA) and laser induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) instruments that can meet and exceed your elemental and isotopic analysis needs. Our instruments can tackle the most challenging research project, be used for routine analysis, and come with a state-of-the-art software package and support from our world-class team of scientists.

Origin Materials

Carbon Negative Materials

Origin is a material company tackling hard problems in materials in service of the world's great companies. Origin's technology produces bio-based intermediaries from lingo-cellulosic raw materials.

Nor Cal Beverage

Beverage Bottling and Distribution

Family-owned, bottling and distribution business with a headquarters in West Sacramento.

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