Amyris (NASDAQ: AMRS) is trading at a new 52-week low of $2.54, down more than 8% after reporting the close of the second and final tranche of its previously announced financing. The second tranche of a private placement resulted in a total of $50 million, comprised of a $25-million investment from Koninklijke DSM N.V. and $25 million contributed by Vivo Capital. “We’ve delivered a very strong first half and are on track for our best year ever with more than doubling our product sales and continuing to build on our collaboration agreements while reducing our losses. As a result, later this week we will report one of our best revenue quarters in the company’s history since exiting the renewable fuels business,” Amyris president and chief executive officer John Melo stated in the news release. Shares of Amyris trade in a 52-week range of $2.54-$18.15.
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Amyris is the integrated renewable products company that is enabling the world’s leading brands to achieve sustainable growth. Amyris applies its innovative bioscience solutions to convert plant sugars into hydrocarbon molecules and produce specialty ingredients and consumer products. The company is delivering its No Compromise® products across a number of markets, including specialty and performance chemicals, flavors and fragrances, cosmetics ingredients, pharmaceuticals, and nutraceuticals. More information about the company is available at www.amyris.com.
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