Nov 18, 2019

National Science Foundation Awards Additional $500,000 to DMC Biotechnologies, Inc. For Commercialization Through the NSF SBIR Phase IIB Program

18 November 2019 – The US National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded an additional $500,000 to DMC through its Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase IIB program. This is in addition to over $960,000 previously awarded to DMC by NSF through the SBIR Phase I and II programs. The additional funding will support the ongoing commercialization efforts of DMC’s Dynamic Metabolic Control technology platform and will help accelerate the company’s commercialization efforts.

DMC is scaling up to be a multi-product biobased chemical company. The first product family to come to market in 2020 will be specialty amino acids for food and feed. Pipeline product families include a variety of compounds with market applications in nutrition, personal care, flavor and fragrance, and fine chemicals.

The highly competitive NSF SBIR program seeks to transform early-stage scientific discovery into societal and economic benefit by catalyzing private sector commercialization of technological innovations.

“We are honored to receive the continued support of the National Science Foundation towards the commercialization of our biobased specialty products. The NSF has been a vital partner in DMC’s growth, providing financial support and validation of our technology and business approach. The strong progress we have made with our projects and partners was instrumental in DMC receiving this supplemental funding from NSF,” said Matt Lipscomb, Ph.D., CEO & Co-Founder of DMC.

About DMC

DMC is a US biobased specialty chemical company which makes products using microbial fermentation. DMC’s metabolic engineering process simplifies biology to make fermentation more predictable, robust, and efficient. By unleashing the power of biology, DMC is on track to address two of the global challenges of our time: sustainably and affordably feeding a growing world population and reducing greenhouse gas emissions through efficient production of (bio)chemicals. For more information, visit:

DMC media contact:
Kathryn Sheridan
Sustainability Consult
[email protected]

About the National Science Foundation (NSF)

America’s Seed Fund powered by NSF awards $200 million annually to startups and small businesses, transforming scientific discovery into products and services with commercial and societal impact. Startups working across almost all areas of science and technology can receive up to $1.5 million in non-dilutive funds to support research and development (R&D), helping de-risk technology for commercial success. America’s Seed Fund is congressionally mandated through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. The NSF is an independent federal agency with a budget of about $8.1 billion that supports fundamental research and education across all fields of science and engineering. For more information, visit

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