CJ Research Center is an exciting new company founded as the hub of CJ's innovative biotechnology. As a subsidiary of the South Korean conglomerate, CJ CheilJedang, the CJ Research Center will benefit from many of the bio businesses CJ CheilJedang has established around the world, including: food, food ingredient, pharmaceuticals, animal feed, and amino acid/nucleotide feed supplements. CJ recognized the potential commercial synergy between these bio businesses and the proprietary PHA biopolymer technology pioneered by Metabolix/Yield 10 Biosciences. Creating a firm foundation for the new Research Center, CJ acquired the core technology of Metabolix as well as the molecular biology and fermentation labs located in Woburn, MA. Taking advantage of the vast academic and industry resources clustered in the Boston/Cambridge area, CJ has assembled a world class technical team to continue development of the biopolymer technology through advanced bacterial strain engineering methods and fermentation process precision and throughput improvements. The CJ Research Center will explore new technologies and pursue unique, cutting-edge approaches to expand into other life sciences.