Codexis will be opening Codexis Laboratories Hungary Kft (CLH) in Budapest. The site will concentrate on fermentation strain development and process technology. CLH will be an expansion of the company’s existing R&D operations in the U.S., Germany, and Singapore.
Ronen Tchelet, Ph.D., Codexis’ vp and gm, will head the laboratory. His background is in molecular biology, and he is experienced in strain and technology improvement for industrial fermentation processes.
“The opening of a new facility in Central Europe is an important addition to our worldwide research organization,” notes Alan Shaw, Ph.D., president and CEO. “Our goal is to advance the development of new industrial fermentation processes, combining Codexis’ proprietary directed evolution technologies and extensive experience with commercial fermentation process development.”