NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Zymergen announced today that it has acquired metagenomics firm Radiant Genomics.

According to Zymergen, Radiant has built large-scale libraries of genetic diversity using a platform that combines sequencing, bioinformatics, synthetic biology, and other technologies for natural product discovery, diversification, and production. Zymergen said it will use Radiant's technologies and platform to identify and commercialize novel molecules for uses in areas such as agriculture, healthcare, and chemicals.

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