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.

Timeline

August 14, 2006

Codexis raises a $37,000,000 series D round from Maxygen and Chevron Technology Ventures.

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Adam Litle

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Barry Ettenger

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Brian Kirshner

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Christopher McCarthy

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Darla Llewelyn

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David J. Galgoczy

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David McCaman, CPA

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Dayna H. Johnson

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Diana Maichin

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Gordon Sangster

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Gregg Ringold

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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

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Lisa Moore

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Lucia Guh-Siesel

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Melvina Ho

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Michael Aldridge

Corporate and Strategic Development

Monica Bhatia

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Navneet Chagger

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