Oxford Biotrans

Oxford Biotrans

University of Oxford spin-out company that develops and commercializes enzymatic process technologies.

Oxford Biotrans is a privately held company that was spun-out from the University of Oxford. It is supported by the research of Dr. Luet Lok Wong from it's Department of Chemistry. The company develops and commercializes enzymatic process technologies that yield high-value chemical compounds.

Oxford Biotrans' main product is natural-grade nootkatone made through the biotransformation of natural valencene. The company's nootkatone, which is the flavor and scent of grapefruit is available in purity grades from 50% and above. Valencene is a citrus extract obtained from oranges. The company is using it's patented approach to P450 enzyme design to develop further processes and additional products.

Timeline

October 1, 2013
Oxford Biotrans raises a $909,151 seed round.

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Oxford Biotrans seed round
909,151
October 1, 2013
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Caitlin Armstrong

Scientist

Donna Byrne

Scientist

Jason King

CEO

Jay Jetavat

Scientist

Kouider Guerinik

Senior Scientist

Luet Wong

Scientific Advisor

Matthew Hodges

Director of Commercial Operations

Matthew McDonald

Scientist

Mohamed Issouf

Fermentation Development & Scale-up Manager

Murray Meissner

Scientist

Rik Hallewell

PRD Manager

Sam Morris

Scientist

Scott Gourlay

Scientist

Toni Fleming

Senior Scientist

Vicki Harper

Office Manager

Will Barton

Chairman

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Oxford Biotrans-De Monchy Announce Natural Nootkatone Via Bioconversion

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