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Amyris Granted $8 Million in Darpa Funds

8:56 AM MDT | June 12, 2012 | Rebecca Coons

Amyris (Emeryville, CA) says it was awarded an $8 million contract by the U.S. Department of Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (Darpa) to develop tools that can expand the scope of Amyris's industrial synthetic biology technology platform across various biological platforms and cell types.  The grant, which is subject to certain milestones being reached, is part of Darpa's Living Foundries program “to create the engineering framework for biology, speeding the biological design-build-test cycle and expanding the complexity of systems that can be...

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