Amyris, BASF SE collaborative research & development agreement developing microorganism

BASF, Amyris collaborate for research and development

9:19 AM, 4th April 2014
myris, BASF SE collaborative research & development agreement

EMERYVILLE, US/LUDWIGSHAFEN, GERMANY: Amyris is entering a collaborative research and development agreement with BASF SE. Amyris will use its strain engineering technology to develop a microorganism capable of producing a target molecule identified by BASF. The agreement details were not disclosed.

“Through this new collaboration, Amyris will seek to develop strains capable of producing a relevant target molecule for BASF, which could help performance and competitiveness with the traditional sources for that molecule. Amyris’s technology platform and BASF’s capabilities and superior market leadership in the chemicals industry are complementary, and, I believe, our two companies can build on this initial effort to lead the way to innovative renewable chemicals produced through industrial biotechnology,” said John Melo, President and CEO, Amyris.

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