Ardra gets help from Laney College students, coverage in cosmeticsworld magazine, and attends BIO World Congress.
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Laney College Students Help Ardra to Accelerate Process Development 
Laney college team who is helping Ardra in accelerating its technology development. From left: Rowland Morey (student), Douglas Bruce (instructor), Gizem Efe (student), and Ryan Schumacher (student).
Laney college team that is helping Ardra accelerate its technology development. From left: Rowland Morey (student), Douglas Bruce (instructor), Gizem Efe (student), and Ryan Schumacher (student).

As Ardra continues the development and scale-up of bio-based 1,3-butanediol, students from Biomanufacturing Program at Laney College, Oakland, ( are helping to accelerate the process. The students are developing their skill sets required in biotechnology industry working under the guidance of Dr. Jonas Muller, Chief Scientific Officer at Ardra. The collaborative effort was initiated by Douglas Bruce (Instructor, Biomanufacturing), who believes that hands on experience is invaluable in preparing students for the industry, and thus reached out to IndieBio for potential opportunities for his students.

Ardra is a bio-based specialty chemicals company incubated at IndieBio, San Francisco, and is currently developing a fermentation-based process for production of the specialty chemical 1,3-butanediol (commonly known as butylene glycol). Most of Ardra's development activities are being carried out at ABPDU (

Working with Ardra provides the Laney College students exposure to the biotech start-up environment, and gives them an opportunity to test the skills learnt through the biomanufacturing program. Students are helping Ardra with various activities including fermentation runs, sample analysis, and also research activities towards new product discovery. 
Ardra's bio-based butylene glycol mentioned in

Cosmetics industry is largely consumer-driven, and the demand for products made from natural ingredients is on rise. Ardra's natural butylene glycol was recently highlighted by cosmeticsworld-asia magazine. The full article can be accessed here -
"Suppliers are increasingly responding to the trend of natural ingredients in cosmetics" -
Ardra Attended BIO World Congress in San Diego from Apr 17 - 20, 2016

Pratish Gawand, CEO of Ardra Bio Inc. attended the recent BIO World Congress held at San Diego. Ardra is currently seeking partnering opportunities and customers for its specialty chemicals that are used in cosmetics industry. During the three day meeting, Ardra attended 27 meetings using BIO's One on One Partnering program.
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