Metabolix, Inc. is a bioscience company focused on bringing environmentally friendly solutions to the plastics, chemicals and energy industries. The Company has core capabilities in microbial genetics, fermentation process engineering, chemical engineering, polymer science, plant genetics and botanical science. It has focused on a family of biopolymers found in nature called polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs). The Company�s biopolymers, marketed under the Mirel and Mvera brands. Its third technology platform, crop-based businesses, which is at an early stage, is a biorefinery system, which uses plant crops to co-produce PHAs that can be recovered as bioplastics or converted to biobased chemicals while also generating bioenergy or biofuels in an integrated biorefinery.