Verdezyne Raises $9M

Carlsbad, CA-based Verdezyne, an industrial biotechnology company developing methods for using yeast to make industrial chemicals, has raised $9 million in an ongoing $15.2 million venture round, according to spokeswoman Risa Goldman Burgess. She said today the funding is being used to validate technology, which Verdezyne recently disclosed, for making adipic acid, a key feedstock chemical used to make nylon. Verdezyne’s existing investors include Monitor Ventures, OVP Venture Partners, the Tech Coast Angels, and the Life Sciences Angels.

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