Arzeda Named to the 2018 Global Cleantech 100
List Recognizes the Top Private Companies in Clean Technology
SEATTLE (January 23, 2018) Arzeda, The Protein Design CompanyTM, today announced it was named to the prestigious 2018 Global Cleantech 100, produced by CTG (Cleantech Group). The Global Cleantech 100 is a comprehensive list of private companies that are best positioned to solve tomorrow’s clean technology challenges.
“We are honored that our approach to synthetic biology has been recognized among so many other leaders in the clean tech industry,” said Alexandre Zanghellini, co-founder and chief executive officer of Arzeda. “With the protein design tools we have developed, it is now possible to replace thousands of chemicals in our everyday use with inexpensive, non-toxic and sustainable alternatives.”
Arzeda’s breakthrough technology allows the company to design customized proteins and enzymes that can be used to sustainably produce virtually any chemical for any need, without the use of fossil fuels or toxic processes. The company has already successfully developed proteins for global manufacturers such as DuPont, Mitsubishi Chemical, INVISTA and others.
2017 included several milestones for the company, highlighted by the closing of a $15.2 million Series A funding round led by OS Fund, to expand the company’s proprietary protein design platform and product development pipeline. Arzeda was also ranked Number 6 in the 2017 40 Hottest Companies in the Bioeconomy list by Biofuels Digest, jumping 21 spots from its 2016 ranking. The company also partnered with TeselaGen, a leading provider of cutting-edge DNA design software, to dramatically improve the efficiency and speed of Arzeda’s ability to create new proteins, enzymes and chemicals.
The Global Cleantech 100 is collated by combining proprietary CTG research data with weighted qualitative judgments from hundreds of nominations, and specific inputs from a global 86-person Expert Panel. This year, a record number of nominations were received: 12,300 distinct companies from 61 countries. Short-listed nominees were reviewed by CTG’s Expert Panel, resulting in a finalized list of 100 companies from 18 countries. The complete list of 100 companies was revealed on January 22nd at the 16th annual Cleantech Forum San Francisco and can be found here: https://i3connect.com/gct100/the-list
Founded in 2008, Arzeda, The Protein Design CompanyTM has been harnessing the power of computational and synthetic biology to create new proteins, enzymes and chemical 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 enzymes 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.