Metabolix, Inc. is a bioplastics technology development and commercialization company founded in 1992. Metabolix is an advanced biomaterials company focused on sustainable solutions for the plastics and chemicals industries. The company’s headquarters is located in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Since 2006 Metabolix has been a publicly traded company. As of December 2013, Metabolix has approximately 100 full-time employees and offices in the US, Canada, and Germany. Metabolix develops and commercializes high-performance PHA biopolymers targeted to the markets for film and bag applications, performance additives and functional biodegradation. The company opened an office in Cologne, Germany in April 2012.