Codexis Earns Milestone Payment from GlaxoSmithKline

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., July 07, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Codexis, Inc. (Nasdaq: CDXS), a leading enzyme engineering company enabling the promise of synthetic biology, announced it earned a significant milestone payment related to the licensing of its proprietary CodeEvolver® protein engineering platform technology to GlaxoSmithKline (GSK). This milestone marks the advancement of the commercialization of an enzyme, generated using CodeEvolver under the licensing agreement, that is engineered to improve a key step in the manufacturing process for a currently undisclosed drug. The milestone, which was expected in the second half of 2021, was recorded as revenue in the second quarter.

“Codexis is proud that our CodeEvolver platform continues to offer robust value to GSK,” said John Nicols, President and CEO of Codexis. “As our first platform licensing partner, it is gratifying to see the value of our relationship with GSK continue to grow. This milestone reinforces our confidence that CodeEvolver licensing backend economics will become a significant and growing long term revenue source as our platform partners - currently three of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies - continue to commercialize their CodeEvolver developed enzymes.”

About Codexis
Codexis is a leading enzyme engineering company leveraging its proprietary CodeEvolver® platform to discover and develop novel, high performance enzymes and novel biotherapeutics. Codexis enzymes have applications in the sustainable manufacturing of pharmaceuticals, food, and industrial products; in the creation of the next generation of life science tools; and as gene therapy and biologic therapeutics. The Company’s unique performance enzymes drive improvements such as: reduced energy usage, waste generation and capital requirements; higher yields; higher fidelity diagnostics; and more efficacious therapeutics. Codexis enzymes enable the promise of synthetic biology to improve the health of people and the planet. For more information, visit

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