NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Verdezyne said that it will optimize selected genes that encode industrial enzymes for Novozymes, under a contract announced today.

Verdezyne, the Carlsbad, Calif.-based firm that was formerly called Coda Genomics, uses computational methods to design and synthesize gene libraries for engineering proteins, metabolic pathways, and microorganisms. Its technologies are used to optimize commercial fermentation processes, which are applied to manufacturing platform chemicals and biofuels.

Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

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