Metabolix Incorporated Company Profile

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Metabolix is using life science technologies to forge new links between agriculture and industry, responding to society's call for renewable, sustainable products. The new links, which are provided by a class of natural polymers, known as PHAs, allow photosynthesis to be harnessed directly to manufacture plastics, chemicals, and coatings, from plant crops and by fermentation. Metabolix inserts these PHA links into the agricultural chain using a platform technology based on the emerging science of metabolic engineering. In this process, proprietary genes direct the metabolism of plants and bacteria to these polymers, which accumulate as storage compounds, like starch and oils. After harvesting, these PHA storage compounds may then be used directly as plastics and coatings, or converted to other useful chemicals, meeting today's environmental materials challenge.


303 Third Street
United States of America


Phone: 617 492 0505
Fax: 617 492 1996

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Hagens Berman Continues Metabolix Investigation: 13 Days Remain Before Lead Plaintiff Deadline

BERKELEY, Calif., April 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Hagens Berman today reminded investors that less than two weeks remain before the lead plaintiff deadline in a securities class-action lawsuit filed aga...

Global Biopolymers/Bioplastics Market Data Survey Report 2025 [Report Updated: 07082017] Prices from USD $1500

SummaryBiopolymers/bioplastics is a material for which at least a portion of polymer consists of material produced from biomaterials. It represent a new generation of plastics that reduces the impact ...

Global PHA Market Research Report 20112023 [Report Updated: 27072017] Prices from USD $2640

SummaryPolyhydroxyalkanoatesPHAs are naturallyoccurring polymers produced by bacteria. A variety of bacterial species produce PHAs by fermenting biomass under nutrientlimiting conditions. These wateri...

Milestone Scientific Announces Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh to use The Wand(R) Computer Assisted Anesthesia System for Pediatric Patients

LIVINGSTON, NJ --(Marketwired - September 14, 2017) - Milestone Scientific Inc. (NYSE American: MLSS) (NYSE MKT: MLSS), a medical company that develops and commercializes a growing portfolio of propri...

Biodegradable Plastic Market: By Types PLA, PBS, PHAs, PCL, PET and Others; By EndUser Food Beverages, Pharmaceuticals, Sports Leisure, Consumer Goods and Others; By Geography Forecast 20162021 [Updated: 23022016] Prices from USD $5250

Biodegradable plastics are those plastics which are designed to breakdown quickly when compared to the other variety of plastics. The plastic industry saw a revolution due to the arrival of these type...

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Dry powder inhalers (DPIs) have been among the fastest developing inhaler forms in the past decades. Researches are focusing on the formulation of carrier-free powders to obtain a higher deep-lung dep...

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Metabolix, Inc.

Founded in 1992, Metabolix, Inc. is an innovation-driven bioscience company focused on providing sustainable solutions for the world’s needs for plastics, chemicals and energ...

Metabolix Incorporated

Metabolix is using life science technologies to forge new links between agriculture and industry, responding to society's call for renewable, sustainable products. The new links, which are provided by...

Metabolix, Inc

Since our founding in 1992, our interdisciplinary team has worked to apply the cutting edge tools of biotechnology to create a new family of natural plastics, and has succeeded in transforming the bio...


PRAECIS PHARMACEUTICALS INCORPORATED is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of novel compounds to address unmet medical needs or improve existing therapies.PRAECIS has...


Founded in 2008 by the Axis Biotec Brasil™ group (, PharmaPraxis has incorporated technologies, and will develop and launch biologic products in Brazil....

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