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Cambridge, Mass. July 15, 2012

Manus Bio is awarded a Phase I SBIR Grant from the National Science Foundation for the biosynthesis of a natural non-caloric sweetener

Manus Bio, a leader in metabolic engineering and synthetic biology, announced today that it has been awarded a prestigious National Science Foundation grant under the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. This Phase I award ($150,000) supports the development of an advanced fermentation process for low-cost, high performing natural sweeteners. The full project abstract can be found at https://www.sbir.gov/sbirsearch/detail/391857.

Manus Bio leverages rapid advances in Biology to produce complex natural ingredients used in our daily lives as flavors, fragrances, food ingredients, cosmetics, vitamins, pharmaceuticals and agricultural chemicals. Using its advanced fermentation technology, Manus Bio recreates natural processes for next-generation industrial biomanufacturing and provides sustainable and cost-effective sources of ingredients for health, wellness, and nutrition. To learn more, visit www.manusbio.com.