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Metabolix Inc., founded in 1992, is an advanced biomaterials company with core capabilities in microbial genetics, fermentation process engineering, chemical engineering, polymer science, plant genetics and botanical science, and we have assembled these capabilities in a way that has allowed us to integrate our biotechnology research with real world chemical engineering and industrial practice. In addition, we have created an extensive intellectual property portfolio to protect our innovations which, together with our technology, serves as a valuable foundation for our business and future industry collaborations.

The Company operates through the business of developing and commercializing technologies for the production of chemicals in microbes and plants segment.

The Company has its operations in the microbial genetics, chemical engineering, plant genetics and botanical science.

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Metabolix, Inc. is implementing a strategic plan under which the Company has wound down its legacy PHA biopolymer business and Yield10 Bioscience will become its core business with a focus on developing disruptive technologies for step-change improvements in crop yield. Yield10 is leveraging Metabolixs extensive track record of innovation based around optimizing the flow of carbon intermediates in living systems. Yield10 is working on new approaches to improve fundamental elements of plant metabolism through enhanced photosynthetic efficiency and directed carbon utilization. Yield10 is advancing several yield traits in development in crops such as camelina, canola, soybean and corn. The Company is based in Woburn, MA


Yield10 Bioscience is a planned spinout that will commercialize crop science innovations that Metabolix and its partners have developed over the last 10+ years. “Yield10” will focus on step changes in crop yield to enhance global food security. This will be achieved through enhanced carbon capture (photosynthesis) and targeted carbon deposition through advanced transcriptome targeted metabolic engineering. Target crops will include key row crops (corn, soybean, canola, sugarcane, sorghum, alfalfa) as well as industrial and energy crops (e.g. Camelina and switchgrass). The increased fixed carbon will be directed to products of interest through Yield10’s advanced metabolic engineering capabilities.

  • Oilseed crops – increase carbon flow to seed and oil
    Corn – increase carbon flow to seed and starch biosynthesis
    Biomass crops – increase carbon flow to sucrose (cane) or biomass
    Industrial and energy crops (e.g. Camelina, switchgrass, sugarcane) – increase carbon flow to industrial products (e.g. bioplastics)

Yield10 Bioscience: The Innovation Opportunity

A complex trait such as increased crop yield depends on many metabolic pathways enabling multiple processes, starting with photosynthetic carbon fixation and finishing with carbon conversion to end product. Because these processes involve multiple genes and pathways, traditional plant breeding or single transgene approaches are limited and provide only incremental gains in yield. Yield10 Bioscience will focus on identifying key combinations of genes to deliver step changes in crop yield. This will be achieved using the foundation “T3 Platform” technology developed at Metabolix that utilizes advanced transcriptome network analysis to identify key global regulatory genes, and the broad set of metabolic genes they control, with the potential to massively up-regulate key pathways. We have demonstrated the T3 Platform technology in switchgrass in gene discovery efforts focused on increasing photosynthesis and primary plant metabolism and have identified key global transcription factors that increase photosynthesis, biomass yield, and starch accumulation. This T3 Platform technology can be used to query gene data sets to discover methods to increase carbon flow to other metabolic pathways by changing the input information. In collaborations with leading academic groups, Metabolix has accessed additional novel traits each also targeting step changes in crop yield through metabolic engineering. The combination of in-house and licensed technologies combined with metabolic modeling, systems biology, and bioinformatics fully integrated through the T3 platform forms the technical foundation for the next generation of crop metabolic engineering to achieve step changes in yield. 

The company was founded in 1992, is based in Cambridge Massachusetts and currently lists 50 employees                                      

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MBLX News: Current Report Filing (8-k) 01/11/2017 04:23:05 PM
MBLX News: Current Report Filing (8-k) 01/06/2017 12:55:45 PM
MBLX News: Metabolix, Inc. Announces Name Change to Yield10 Bioscience, Inc.   01/06/2017 09:00:00 AM
MBLX News: Current Report Filing (8-k) 01/05/2017 04:10:53 PM
MBLX News: Current Report Filing (8-k) 01/03/2017 04:10:03 PM
#254   Can we get this board changed to reflect nsomniyak 02/11/17 11:28:37 AM
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#251   I have no clue to tell truth. Latinachica 12/09/16 08:25:40 AM
#250   Gonna have to watch this one tomorrow could postal72 12/08/16 10:39:44 PM
#249   What's driving this run? kihmjc7 12/08/16 10:32:28 PM
#248   MBLX called by me. Latinachica 12/08/16 07:48:10 PM
#247   Nice run today... What's cooking? kihmjc7 12/08/16 04:03:10 PM
#246   Short Interest drops by 26% focus2011 11/14/16 03:26:37 PM
#245   just picked up another 3K @ .36 Not focus2011 11/14/16 03:13:34 PM
#244   Nice 30% move yesterday. I personally bought focus2011 10/26/16 01:29:43 AM
#243   Investor Relations call from last night focus2011 10/21/16 01:01:54 AM
#242   Heike Sederoff named Yield10 Advisory Board 1 month ago. focus2011 10/10/16 11:06:57 PM
#241   Metabolix & NC State Enter into Worldwide, Exclusive focus2011 10/10/16 05:18:30 PM
#240   Yield10 Bioscience Crop Enhancement Info: focus2011 10/10/16 05:13:40 PM
#239   $MBLX attends “America the Bountiful” Agricultural Workforce Policy ash111 10/06/16 01:29:17 PM
#238   I don't know. I am holding "leftover" nsomniyak 10/05/16 09:32:45 AM
#237   MBLX yes from early this year.did you read ash111 10/05/16 02:36:19 AM
#236   I think that $3 price target is from nsomniyak 10/04/16 10:30:44 PM
#235   MBLX ash111 10/04/16 04:32:01 PM
#234   MBLX a solid balance sheet,will be even more ash111 10/04/16 11:24:50 AM
#233   MBLX awesome day so far. cjstocksup 10/03/16 01:17:20 PM
#232   $MBLX up 25% today on anticipation. love focus2011 10/03/16 12:50:17 PM
#231   Recent news has been trickling with more to focus2011 10/03/16 12:14:36 PM
#230   Here we go!!!! harmsen 10/03/16 12:12:59 PM
#229   BID 0,4560 ASK 0,46 harmsen 09/28/16 09:46:29 AM
#228   BID 0,42 ASK 0,45 harmsen 09/28/16 09:40:49 AM
#227   Fast Field trials have been underway for Yield10. focus2011 09/28/16 12:43:07 AM
#226   Heike Sederoff Ph.D. Yield10 Advisory Board focus2011 09/28/16 12:41:23 AM
#225   Nice day harmsen 09/20/16 09:44:56 AM
#224   Weekly charts indicating potench bottom here. Watching pj McMulligan 09/20/16 02:22:27 AM
#223   Now at new lows recently. Are you still THREE-DAY-TRADER 09/14/16 12:46:45 PM
#222   MBLX charts indicating daily and weekly pincher pattern pj McMulligan 08/24/16 02:59:35 PM
#221   MBLX chart caught my eye, anyone buying this pj McMulligan 08/24/16 02:40:26 PM
#220   .98 Wowzers ClearlyStocks 08/23/16 08:44:43 AM
#219   .68 ClearlyStocks 08/22/16 04:56:05 PM
#218   .66 already. Wow ClearlyStocks 08/22/16 04:18:17 PM
#217   .39 ClearlyStocks 08/22/16 04:09:22 PM
#216   Big $10 million news out. ClearlyStocks 08/22/16 04:09:02 PM
#215   Metabolix is winding down biopolymers operations guchu 08/01/16 09:39:44 PM
#214   $MBLX out of total volume 23048, only 300 guchu 08/01/16 11:15:25 AM
#213   the number of share shorted 833,700 and days guchu 07/31/16 04:33:13 PM
#212   Metabolix Inc (MBLX) -18.63% - decrease from guchu 07/31/16 02:43:11 PM
#211   don't know that.. just speculating that they must focus2011 10/21/15 08:23:49 AM
#210   So - they are building a factory. nsomniyak 10/20/15 09:48:51 PM
#209   been adding on every pullback under 2.60 Gonna focus2011 10/20/15 03:15:41 PM
#208   MBLX uses full $20Million Facility in first week! focus2011 10/20/15 03:15:03 PM
#207   As we have discussed, there is probably a nsomniyak 10/13/15 10:51:05 AM
#206   $5-$7 **MBLX** Metabolix Conference/Presentation today (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- aetosellinas 10/13/15 06:43:15 AM
#205   Recent SP activity re: California Ban On Friday focus2011 10/12/15 11:41:59 AM