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Patents: A Window into Innovation

By: Lynne Brum

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.

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To learn more about Metabolix research, read the full story on Metabolix's Bio-industrial Evolution blog

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