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Redwood City, CA 94063
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.
|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.
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.