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Lygos employs cutting edge synthetic biology techniques to generate microbial catalysts to convert agricultural feedstocks into fine and commodity chemicals. Our robust high throughput screening and strain construction facilitates the rapid optimization of pathways to convert cheap and renewable feedstock to high value chemicals.

TypePrivate
Founded2011
HQEmeryville, US
Websitelygos.com

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Employees (est.) (Dec 2019)54(-1%)

Key People/Management at Lygos

Eric Steen

Eric Steen

Founder & CEO
Jeffrey Dietrich

Jeffrey Dietrich

CTO & Founder
Jay D. Keasling

Jay D. Keasling

Lygos Founder
Leonard Katz

Leonard Katz

Lygos Founder
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Lygos Office Locations

Lygos has an office in Emeryville
Emeryville, US (HQ)
Emeryville, CA, USA
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Lygos Financials and Metrics

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Founding Date

2011

Lygos total Funding

$33.6 m

Lygos latest funding size

$5 m

Time since last funding

a year ago

Lygos investors

Lygos's latest funding round in January 2019 was reported to be $5 m. In total, Lygos has raised $33.6 m
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Lygos Online and Social Media Presence

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Lygos Secures Strategic Investment from CJ CheilJedang to Accelerate Growth in Bioengineering Industries

Top Korean food and biotech manufacturer reinforces commitment to increasing efficiency of more sustainable, scalable and cost-effective biotechnology production solutions BERKELEY, Calif., September 16, 2019 — Lygos, Inc., a full-stack producer of specialty chemicals that deliver high-value perform…

Lygos Upgrades Technology Capabilities to Accelerate Microbial Cell Factory Development Timelines

Latest technology investments automate strain screening and development processes to meet growing demand for bio-based specialty chemicals BERKELEY, Calif., Sept. 5, 2019 — Lygos, Inc., a full-stack producer of specialty chemicals that deliver high-value performance without environmental toxicity, t…

Lygos Announces Bio-DEM™ Product Qualified at Metric Ton Scale for Sirrus’ Chemilian™ and Forza™ Product Lines

Lygos driving to provide sustainable Bio-DEM product at 5-20 kta scale needed for projected new product growth BERKELEY, Calif., July 8, 2019 —  Lygos, Inc., a full-stack producer of specialty chemicals that deliver high-value performance without the environmental toxicity, announced today that its …

Lygos Awarded $2 Million Grant to Develop Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Technologies to Revive US Biomanufacturing

Partnership with US Department of Energy and Agile BioFoundry to accelerate microbial engineering for cost-competitive production of new biochemicals BERKELEY, Calif., June 3, 2019 — Lygos, Inc., a full-stack producer of specialty chemicals that deliver high-value performance without the environment…

Lygos Appoints Photon Rao as Chief Patent Counsel

Experienced attorney to lead high-value intellectual property procurement and protection BERKELEY, Calif., May 7, 2019 — Lygos, Inc., a full-stack producer of specialty chemicals that deliver high-value performance without the environmental toxicity, today announced that experienced IP attorney Phot…

Lygos Appoints Bryce Dille as Vice President of Finance

Biotech and cleantech finance veteran to manage company’s financing and financial operations BERKELEY, Calif., April 16, 2019 — Lygos, Inc., a full-stack producer of specialty chemicals that deliver high-value performance without the environmental toxicity, today announced the appointment of Bryce D…
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Lygos Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Lygos founded?

    Lygos was founded in 2011.

  • Who are Lygos key executives?

    Lygos's key executives are Eric Steen, Jeffrey Dietrich and Jay D. Keasling.

  • How many employees does Lygos have?

    Lygos has 54 employees.

  • Who are Lygos competitors?

    Competitors of Lygos include Bio-on, Cool Clean Technologies and EcoSynthetix.

  • Where is Lygos headquarters?

    Lygos headquarters is located at Emeryville, CA, USA, Emeryville.

  • Where are Lygos offices?

    Lygos has an office in Emeryville.

  • How many offices does Lygos have?

    Lygos has 1 office.