Founded in 2010, Lygos is providing biotechnology solutions for today’s renewable chemical challenges. We engineer microbes to convert sugars into high-value, industrial chemicals, targeting compounds where biological production is cost-advantaged over petrochemical production.
We’re solving some of the world’s biggest environmental, energy, and chemical challenges.
Lygos harnesses biological processes to convert low-cost sugar and other abundant substrates into high-value chemicals. We target chemicals where biological production is lower cost than existing, petroleum processes. Our processes decrease greenhouse gases and eliminate the use of toxic catalysts (eg, sodium cyanide). Our chemicals enable advancements in materials, manufacturing, and other industries. Our first product family stems from Bio-Malonic(TM) acid and its derivatives impact multiple billion dollar industries, including Coatings, Resins, Adhesives, Polymers, Cleaning, Flavors, Fragrances, Perfumes, and Pharmaceuticals.