CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Sept. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Metabolix was recently granted or allowed six patents covering technology related to each of its key areas: biopolymers, biobased industrial chemicals and crop-based technologies. In her most recent blog post, Metabolix Vice President of Marketing and Corporate Communications, Lynne Brum, examines one of these patents from our crop-based technologies research. This patent describes a genetic construct consisting of three genes for making PHB, an important biopolymer. Metabolix has also filed a patent application that describes a design of more complex genetic systems which shift and control carbon flow from the photosynthetic process to increase production of PHB in switchgrass.
To learn more about Metabolix research, read the full story on Metabolix's Bio-industrial Evolution blog.
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