CEO Mark Emalfarb says the Jupiter-based company manipulates a patented fungus through its technology to create commercially viable enzymes. The company went biotech nearly 20 years ago, starting with an enzyme that produced "stone-washed" jeans, because Emalfarb's company had been supplying pumice stone to clothing manufacturers. Now the company's technology is based on a fungus found in the eastern Russian soil called Myceliopthora thermophila.
The "jeans to genes" transformation, as Emalfarb puts it, opened a world of biobusiness for the 33-year-old firm.
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