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Microbia Preparing for Commercialization

2:31 PM MDT | April 20, 2009 | Vincent Valk

Microbia (Lexington, MA), a specialty chemicals company developing two carotenoid products, expects to commercialize its first two products by the end of 2010. The company recently appointed Mike Doyle, formerly of BASF, as vice president and general manager of nutrition ingredients. The company currently has about 50 employees and a pilot plant with several hundred liters in volume, says Rich Bailey, Microbia’s CEO. Manufacturing scale for the company’s first two products will be “on the order of 100,000 liters or more,” Bailey says. The...

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