Our story begins over a decade ago, when now-CEO Zack Abbott was working at an HIV research lab. There, he learned about how new, enzyme-based drugs could improve human health in profound new ways. However, he also learned that enzymes were so expensive to make that their scope was limited outside of serious drug development.

But what if we could make enzymes cheaper? What if, Zack thought, we could produce these powerful, useful enzymes directly in your gut using engineered probiotics? Then we could use this technology to solve a much wider set of problems!

Fast forward 7 years, a PhD, and some clinical trial design experience, and Zack had the expertise he needed to get things started. He founded ZBiotics in 2016, and today, that vision has become a reality.