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GreenLight Biosciences

GreenLight Biosciences

An industrial biotechnology company using a bioprocessing platform to produce chemical products.

GreenLight Biosciences is a privately held biotechnology company based in Medford, Massachusetts that was founded in 2009 by Andrey J. Zarur and Marta Ortega-Valle. The company focuses on sustainable production of chemicals and fuels using its patented cell-free bioprocessing technology platform. It develops RNA products for plant and life science applications, and collaborates with companies from various industries for vaccine development, pandemic preparation, crop management, and plant protection.

Partnerships

AgroSpheres

In October 2018, GreenLight entered into a research collaboration with AgroSpheres to study the delivery of GreenLight's double stranded RNA (dsRNA) using AgroSphere's proprietary bioparticle platform.

Funding

Series A

On July 10, 2009 Greenlight Biosciences completed their series A funding round with $4.29 million in funding from undisclosed investors. 

Series B

On December 20, 2013 Greenlight Biosciences completed their series B funding round with $10.5 million in funding from undisclosed investors. 

Series C

On June 15, 2015 Greenlight Biosciences completed their series C funding round with $20 million in funding from undisclosed investors. 

Series D

On September 13, 2017 Greenlight Biosciences completed their series D funding round with $18 million in funding from Fall Line Capital (lead investor), S2G Ventures, Lewis and Clark Ventures, Macro Capital Investments, Kodiak Venture Partners, MLSCF, Syngenta Ventures, and other previous investors. The company is planning on using their series D funding to speed up the development of field testing several of the companies dsRNA molecules for targeting insects and viral pests in high-value crop products. 

Venture

On January 8, 2019 Greenlight Biosciences completed a venture capital funding round with $50 million in funding from S2G Ventures (lead investor), Baird Capital (lead investor), Blue I/O (lead investor), Continental Grain Company, Tao Capital Partners, Alexandria Venture Investments, and several previous investors. The company plans on using the funding to expand their research and development platform for bio-control products, human and animal vaccines, and therapeutics. 

Timeline

People

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Andrey J. Zarur

Co-Founder, President, & CEO



Carole Cobb

COO



Drew Cunningham

Director of Platform R&D



Eric O'Brien

Investor



Marta Ortega-Valle

Co-Founder, Senior VP, Corporate Development



Nicholas Skizim

Manager of Analytical Chemistry



Sandrine Boissel

Employee



Further reading

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AgroSpheres enters research collaboration with GreenLight Biosciences - Virginia Bio



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GreenLight Biosciences aims at a revolution in the chemical industry

Don Seiffert

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GreenLight Biosciences Announces $50 Million Funding Round

GreenLight Biosciences, Inc.

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