Our story began over a decade ago, when Amyris was founded with a vision of making a positive impact on the world through science. Amyris first used its proprietary process to convert plant-sugars into an alternative, lower cost, stable supply of artemisinin, an effective anti-malarial drug. Thanks to our breakthrough technology, we have stabilized the cost and made accessible the world’s leading treatment for malaria, saving up to one million children a year.
We engineer organisms (yeast) through this process and our powerful technology platform so that they take renewably-sourced carbon from plants to make exactly the molecule our customers need to make better products that enable a healthier Earth.
Amyris is the only company that has scaled and manufactures new products powered by unique ingredients made accessible by highly engineered organisms that are cost advantaged and are delivering high-performance products for our customers, their consumers and our planet.
Today, Amyris is one of the fastest-growing industrial biotechnology companies and is delivering products that are disrupting markets for our customers in several of the world’s largest and rapidly-growing industries.
Following successful development of a malaria treatment created by our highly engineered organisms we turned our focus to other areas where we could help solve world problems and support a healthier planet.
Through this effort we have leveraged our technology to create disruptive products and also support biopharmaceutical drug discovery and production through our µPharm™ platform. This includes the development of Biofene®, Amyris’s brand of renewable farnesene, a long-chain branched hydrocarbon molecule with numerous large-market applications, ranging from cosmetic emollients and fragrances, to fuels, solvents, lubricants, and nutraceuticals.
Our products are created by utilizing our highly engineered organisms and sustainably-sourced, renewable sugarcane to create exactly the ingredients that our customers require for products supporting a better, greener world for us and future generations.
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We are driven to accomplish the seemingly impossible. We use data, feedback and experience to seek powerful solutions to difficult problems facing our customers and the world. We embrace intelligent risk and are a learning organization.
We work with each other, our partners and our customers to achieve exceptional results. We value, respect and learn from each other as we strive for mutual success.
We love what we do and love what we make. We are passionate about having a positive impact. We have fun, keep a sense of humor and enjoy working together.
We demonstrate a deep regard for the safety and well-being of our people, our communities, our resources and our planet. We speak up courageously.
We are honest, fair and ethical. We hold ourselves accountable and deliver on our commitments. We do what we say.