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Codexis

Codexis

An enzyme engineering company supplying products to commercial customers and developing proteins for its own portfolio of clinical biologics.

Codexis was incorporated in 2002 by Maxygen to develop an enzyme engineering technology platform, completing a spin-off in 2010 as a separate publicly-listed company on the NASDAQ exchange. The company is making enzymes for companies operating in the following industries: pharmaceuticals, biotherapeutics, food & beverage, and molecular diagnostics. 

Funding

Growth

On June 20, 2019 Codexis completed a growth funding round with $50 million in funding from Casdin Capital. The funding is through a private placement of Codexis common stock, and will be used to fund strategic growth initiatives for the companies activity in the synthetic biology market. The president and CEo of Codexis made the following public statement regarding Casdin Capital's investment:

The value and the versatility of Codexis’ business and engineering platform enables a diverse set of high-growth capabilities across multiple markets. Casdin has long recognized our technology and leadership capability and, with their latest investment, we have significant financial flexibility to capitalize on a variety of growth opportunities.



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People

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Adam Litle

Employee



Barry Ettenger

Employee



Brian Kirshner

Employee



Christopher McCarthy

Employee



Darla Llewelyn

Employee



David J. Galgoczy

Employee



David McCaman, CPA

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Dayna H. Johnson

Employee



Diana Maichin

Employee



Gordon Sangster

Senior Vice President, CFO



Gregg Ringold

Employee



Gregory Miller

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Jim Lalonde

Senior Vice President of R&D



John Nichols

President, CEO



John Vu

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Joshua Geilhufe

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Kamrin Mac Knight

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Kiyoung Paik

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Lana Spencer, PG, CHMM, QISP

Advisor



Lisa Moore

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Lucia Guh-Siesel

Attorney



Melvina Ho

Employee



Michael Aldridge

Corporate and Strategic Development



Monica Bhatia

Employee



Navneet Chagger

Employee



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