Tag: Metabolix

Metabolix to Present Advances in Biopolymer Technology at ANTEC Conference

Metabolix to Present Advances in Biopolymer Technology at ANTEC Conference

April 23, 2013 |

In Massachusetts, Metabolix announced that its researchers will make technical presentations at the ANTEC Conference being held April 22-25 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Metabolix researchers will present new data showing that its biobased PHA copolymers significantly improve the mechanical, performance and environmental characteristics of the commercially significant polymers polylactide and polyvinyl chloride. More on the story.

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Maverix offers RNA, ChIP data analysis for biotech and agribusiness companies

Maverix offers RNA, ChIP data analysis for biotech and agribusiness companies

November 12, 2012 |

In California, bioinformatics start-up Maverix, has begun offering pipelines for RNA sequencing and ChIP sequencing analysis, SNP detection, ribosome profiling, and bisulfate sequencing, among other processes. Users can upload sequence data from a variety of organisms — human, animal, plant, virus, bacteria, and more — and access and run Maverix’s pre-configured tools on Amazon’s cloud […]

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Metabolix reports quarterly net loss of $7.7 million

Metabolix reports quarterly net loss of $7.7 million

November 6, 2012 |

In Massachusetts, Metabolix reported a net loss of $7.7 million or $0.23 per share for the third quarter of 2012 as compared to a net loss of $9.6 million or $0.28 per share for the third quarter of 2011. Revenue for the nine months ended September 30, 2012 was $40.9 million compared to $1.0 million […]

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Metabolix expands into Germany

Metabolix expands into Germany

May 1, 2012 |

In Germany, Metabolix has opened a new office in office in Cologne. Located in the BioCampus Cologne life science park, the space will enable the Company to directly access the European market for biopolymers and will serve as a coordination point for its regional initiatives in renewable chemicals. The new office marks the first expansion […]

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NatureWorks licenses Metabolix technology for bio-based polylactic acid-based blends

NatureWorks licenses Metabolix technology for bio-based polylactic acid-based blends

March 19, 2012 |

In Massachusetts, Metabolix announced that it has granted a non-exclusive license to NatureWorks LLC for the U.S. patent No. 5,883,199, titled “Polylactic Acid-based Blends,” to make, use and sell blends of polylactic acid (PLA) with certain other polymers including polybutylene succinic polymers (PBS). The University of Massachusetts Lowell is the owner of the ‘199 patent, […]

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Class action suit launched against Metabolix

Class action suit launched against Metabolix

March 5, 2012 |

In New York, the law firm Levi & Korsinsky have started a class action lawsuit on behalf of investors who purchased Metabolix common stock between March 10, 2010 and January 12, 2012.  The complaint alleges that between those two dates, Metabolix and certain company officers made materially false and misleading statements and omissions regarding Metabolix’s […]

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ADM lays off 43 at bioplastic plant in Iowa

ADM lays off 43 at bioplastic plant in Iowa

February 15, 2012 |

In Iowa, following ADM’s January announcement that it had terminated its joint venture with Mirel, ADM has laid off 43 employees at the bioplastic facility in Clinton.  A total of 46 employees remain while ADM reaches a decision of what to do with the plant.  4-Traders quoted ADM’s Vice President and General Manager, Kevin Moore […]

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On the Move in Biofuels: Metabolix

On the Move in Biofuels: Metabolix

January 25, 2012 |

In Massachussets, Metabolix has appointed Celeste Beeks Mastin to its board of directors.  Ms. Mastin recently served as chief executive officer of MMI Products, Inc., where she had profit/loss responsibility for a $750 million building materials company.

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ADM and Metabolix get divorced; chilling effect on biofuels IPOs?

ADM and Metabolix get divorced; chilling effect on biofuels IPOs?

January 18, 2012 |

In Massachusetts, ADM has given notice of termination of the Telles joint venture for PHA bioplastics, effective February 8, 2012.  Telles was established as a joint venture between Metabolix and ADM in July 2006. Telles sells PHA-based bioplastics, including Mirel and Mvera, in the US, Europe and other countries. All Metabolix technology that was used […]

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Advanced biofuels, chemicals capacity to reach 5.11B gallons by 2015: 207 projects, new database

Advanced biofuels, chemicals capacity to reach 5.11B gallons by 2015: 207 projects, new database

November 16, 2011 |

Advanced Biofuels & Chemicals Project Database; 207 projects now tracked; 79 project updates, 27 countries in this November 2011 release; free download. In Florida, Biofuels Digest is reporting that global advanced biofuels and renewable chemicals capacity will reach 5.11 billion gallons by 2015, up from 4.37 billion reported in May, and 3.95 billion gallons reported […]

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