Codexis, Inc.
200 Penobscot Drive
Redwood City, CA 94063

Tel: 1.650.421.8100
Fax: 1.650.421.8102


Codexis is a leading developer of biocatalytic chemical processes that can dramatically reduce manufacturing costs across a broad range of industries. Their proprietary technology enables novel solutions for cost-effective, efficient and environmentally sound production of pharmaceuticals, transportation fuels, and industrial chemicals. The focus for Codexis is on improving R&D productivity for our partners while significantly reducing their capital expenditures and cost-of-goods using green chemistry methods.


Codexis Highlights

    Extended Shell biofuels collaboration to broad, 5 year program
    Codexis Laboratories Singapore opened
    Acquisition of BioCatalytics
    Collaboration signed with Merck
    Important research results published in Nature Biotechnology
    Codex™ Biocatalyst Panels Introduced
    Shell collaboration in biofuels
    Direct sale of generic pharmaceutical intermediates begun
    Collaboration signed with Schering-Plough
    U.S. EPA’s Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award


    Collaborations signed with Bristol-Myers Squibb, Arch
    European expansion with acquisition of Jülich Fine Chemicals, Germany


    Collaborations signed with Pfizer, Teva, Lonza


    Collaborations signed with Sandoz, Cargill


  Codexis incorporated, launches operations


Codexis evolves enzymes for use in improving chemical manufacturing processes. Enzymes exist throughout nature and some have been used as biocatalysts to enable new, more efficient manufacturing processes, ranging from the manufacture of antibiotics to the production of monomers for use in plastics. Compared with chemical processing methods, enzyme-based methods are often faster, cleaner, and more efficient. Enzymes are highly selective catalysts, creating products of exceptional purity. The difficulty is that it is not always possible to find enzymes in nature that are suited to catalyzing a specific chemical reaction. That’s where Codexis’ proprietary technology comes in.

Green Chemistry

Over the last few years a lot of attention has been paid to Green Chemistry and its potential for helping to protect the environment and support sustainable industrial processes. More recently, it has become evident that in addition to improving the environmental footprint of products and processes, green chemistry can help chemical and pharmaceutical manufacturers improve the efficiency and reduce the cost of production. In other words, green chemistry is not only good for the environment, it’s good for business.

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