Biofuels Digest Ranks Arzeda #6 in Annual Hottest Companies in Bioeconomy List

Arzeda jumps 21 spots from last year in annual rankings of world’s most widely read biofuels and biobased chemicals daily journal

SEATTLE (October 18, 2016)— Arzeda, the Protein Design CompanyTM, has once again been recognized among the top companies in the advanced bioeconomy in the annual rankings by Biofuels Digest, the world’s most widely read biofuels and biobased chemicals daily journal. Arzeda was ranked Number 6 in this year’s 40 Hottest Emerging Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy list, a significant jump from the company’s inaugural placement last year at Number 27.

“We are certainly honored to be recognized by Biofuels Digest and excited to be among so many other companies that are leading the charge in the bioeconomy,” said Alexandre Zanghellini, Chief Executive Officer of Arzeda. “In 2017, we have closed an oversubscribed Series A, secured new customers and new partners, and made some incredible breakthroughs in protein design and synthetic biology that will have an enormous impact on the world. We’re already thinking about how to top these accomplishments next year.”

Arzeda’s higher ranking in the Hot 40 this year comes on the heels of several developmental milestones for the company. In July of 2017, Arzeda announced that it had raised more than $12 million in a Series A round of funding to expand the throughput capacity of the company’s protein design platform as well as its business development and engineering teams. Earlier this month, Arzeda announced a partnership to license and collaboratively develop TeselaGen Biotechnology Inc.’s state-of-the-art DNA design automation platform, which is expected to reduce some of Arzeda’s development timelines from days to hours, allowing the company bring new products to market even faster than before.

The Hot 40 rankings, which recognize innovation and achievement in fuels, biobased chemicals and materials by emerging companies, were selected a panel of invited international selectors organized by the Digest and Nuu, the world’s most widely-read bioeconomy dailies.

About Arzeda
Arzeda, The Protein Design Company™, is harnessing the power of computational protein design and synthetic biology to create products that can compete on performance, cost and sustainability. In partnership with Fortune 500 companies and industrial leaders, the company has developed a portfolio of proteins and specialty chemicals for polymers, advanced materials and health and nutrition products. Arzeda’s proprietary platform and validation process rapidly create “cell factories” that can be used at an industrial scale to solve problems and create opportunities that otherwise would be impossible. More information is available at

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