SINGAPORE, Oct. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Codexis, Inc., a private biotechnology company and leading developer of clean manufacturing processes, today announced the opening of Codexis Laboratories Singapore Pte. Ltd. (CLS). CLS is the company's first research facility in Asia, and is an expansion of the company's research and development operations in the U.S. and Europe. CLS will support the company's pharmaceuticals business in both the innovator and generics markets.
The Guest of Honor at the laboratory opening ceremony was Mr. S. Iswaran, Minister of State for Trade and Industry. Other guests included Chu Swee Yeok, Bio*One Chief Executive Officer, Alan Shaw, Ph.D., Codexis President and Chief Executive Officer, Thomas Baruch, Chairman of the Board and other members of the company's Board of Directors. Bio*One Capital led the Codexis Series D private financing round in August 2006.
"Our expansion to Singapore is a significant part of our global development strategy," Dr. Shaw said. "Singapore offers us access to a highly skilled workforce, proximity to our growing customer base in Asia, and a productive business environment as our company grows. Codexis Laboratories Singapore will play an important role in the development of new products serving our pharmaceuticals markets worldwide."
"We are pleased that Codexis, one of the top biocatalyst companies in the world, has chosen to set up its research facility in Singapore," said Mr. S. Iswaran. "This investment is indeed a strong endorsement for our ability to host such cutting-edge R&D activities, and will, no doubt, contribute to ensuring the long-term sustainability of our pharmaceuticals manufacturing sector."
"Bio*One is delighted to welcome Codexis to Singapore," said Ms.
Swee-Yeok Chu. "Our investment in Codexis reflects Bio*One's strong support
for innovative biomedical sciences companies with cutting-edge technology
that will significantly impact the growth of the biomedical industr
|SOURCE Codexis, Inc.|
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