April 26, 2013

Weekly News Roundup

Amyris Picks Laserson for Squalene distributor
Amyris has picked Laserson, S.A., a supplier of ingredients for the health and beauty industries, as the new exclusive distributor of Amyris Squalane in the European market. Squalene had previously been sourced only from shark liver or olive oil but Amyris said its technology converts plant sugars into squalene for use in cosmetics and personal care.

Carbios' €7m deal with INRA
Green chemistry company Carbios signs a €7 million strategic collaboration with the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA). The Carbios-INRA project will focus on the development of innovative bioprocesses for recovering plastic waste and producing biopolymers.

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