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hyasynth

Creating the cannabinoid industry.

  • Stage Product In Development
  • Industry Biotechnology
  • Location Montreal, QC, Canada
  • Currency CAD
  • Founded May 2014
  • Incorporation Type C-corp
  • Website hyasynthbio.com

Company Summary

Cannabinoids have the potential to treat a wide range of conditions and improve the lives of billions of people. But, they are dependent on a crude and expensive supply chain, based on plants. We're solving this problem by engineering a yeast to produce the active molecules of cannabis. We are providing a scalable, efficient and consistent source of purified THC, CBD and the minor cannabinoids.

Team

  • Kevin
    CEO, Co-founder

    Kevin has a experience in team management, past startups and biochemistry.
    - Speaker at Hackers Of Planet Earth (HOPE), South by South West (SXSW), SynbioFutures
    - Award-winning judge and participant at the International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) competition
    - Past companies include: Bricobio, Synbiota, Helios Makerspace

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    COO, Co-founder

    Zach has a background in synthetic biology, biochemistry and biophysics.
    - Industry-Academic work at the National Institute for Nanotechnology
    - Metabolic engineering of algae and cyanobacteria

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    CTO, Co-founder

    Shoham has a background in molecular biology and chemistry.
    - Genome engineering, analytical quantification at University of Rochester and Concordia University.
    - Production of plastics through yeast

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    CSO, Co-founder

    Alex is a biochemical engineer. He has worked on projects in engineering of microorganisms for terpene production, which are the precursors for cannabinoid production.
    - GC-MS and metabolic engineering in multiple organisms
    - Protein engineering for fragrance production

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    Business Dev. Officer

Advisors

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    Bill Liao
    Founder, Coder Dojo European Investment Partner, SOSventures
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    Distinguished Researcher, Autodesk Inc. Co-chair Bioinformatics and Biotech, Singularity University
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    Ethan Perlstein, PhD
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    Vince Martin, PhD
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Previous Investors

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    SOSV
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    Ethan Perlstein, PhD
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    Andrew Hessel
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