International Sugar Journal

Praj and Lygos partner to exploit Lygos’s proprietary lactic acid technology [Full subscriber]

Praj Industries and the biotech start-up Lygos have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to co-develop Lygos’s proprietary yeast for the production of lactic acid.

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Lygos secures 3 grants from US agencies to advance biochemicals production [Registered]

The US-based biotech start-up, Lygos, producer of specialty chemicals, recently announced three innovation research grants totalling US$750,000 of non-equity funding to support advanced research and development. These funds have been awarded through separate grants from the US Department of Energy, USDA and the National Science Foundation.

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Lygos secures US$13 million from venture capitalists to expand biobased malonic acid production [Registered]

The biotech start-up Lygos recently announced that it has raised US$13 million in Series A funding led by OS Fund and IA Ventures, with participation from First Round Capital, Y Combinator’s Continuity Fund, Fifty Years, Vast Ventures and various angel investors to produce biobased malonic acid.

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Lygos and Sirrus partner to produce biobased methylene malonates from sugar [Registered]

The biotech start-up Lygos Inc. and chemical manufacturer Sirrus Inc. recently announced that Sirrus has successfully synthesized its Chemilian 1,1 di-substituted alkenes using Lygos’ bio-derived diethyl malonate (bio-DEM). This marks the first known synthesis and purification of this breakthrough class of monomers using biobased malonate esters at laboratory scale.

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