About the ABF


The Agile BioFoundry will unite and expand the capabilities of the national laboratories to develop a robust, agile biomanufacturing platform accessible to researchers across the private and public sectors.


The Agile BioFoundry will integrate industrially relevant production microbes, advanced tools for biological engineering and data analysis, and robust, scaled-up processes for integrated biomanufacturing.

The Agile BioFoundry brings together a specialist team of scientists, engineers, and technical staff from eight of the U.S. Department of Energy’s national laboratories, with the aim that their collective skills, expertise, and experience lead to rapid innovation and growth in the biomanufacturing sector.

Industry Engagement and Outreach

Ongoing communication with industry is a priority for the ABF. We aim to identify barriers to the adoption of biomanufacturing technologies—and to help remove them. Expanding the number and diversity of industry partnerships and maintaining metrics for determining the impact of project technologies on industry are also objectives.

Our industry engagement and outreach team is responsible for organizing and facilitating interactions with industry on behalf of the ABF, and for providing feedback from industry stakeholders to the ABF and BETO to support decision-making and project-planning activities. This is accomplished via three separate routes:

  • Industry needs assessments
  • Marketing and outreach
  • Meetings and workshops