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NEW YORK – Ginkgo Bioworks and Berkeley Lights said today that they have inked a $150 million deal to incorporate Berkeley Lights' Beacon optofluidic platform into Ginkgo's automated genetic engineering foundries.

Under the multi-year, non-exclusive deal, Boston-based Ginkgo will acquire Beacon platforms from Emeryville, California-based Berkeley Lights and fund the development of workflows to use them in a variety of microbial and mammalian organisms, a Ginkgo spokesperson said in an email.

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