Our Company


Bio-based products have emerged as game-changers across industries, driven in part by the remarkable applications of amino acids. In particular, noncanonical amino acids (also called unnatural or unusual amino acids) hold the key to creating next-generation products with exceptional chemical, biological, and physical properties.

However, access to noncanonical amino acids has been a bottleneck, as traditional methods struggle with the quantity and complexity required for widespread applications.



Harnessing the power of enzymes, we've developed a platform that unleashes an unprecedented range of noncanonical amino acids. Our efficient, scalable, and sustainable approach opens new frontiers in bio-based product development.

As global leaders in noncanonical amino acids, we aspire to achieve more than just technological breakthroughs. Together with our partners, we are combating disease, creating eco-friendly consumer products, and ushering in the century of biology.



Facility and Production Capabilities


  • 4500 sq ft in San Francisco Bay Area on Gate510 Innovation Campus
  • ISO 9001:2015 Manufacturing Facility
  • Milligram to 10kg Amino Acid Batch Size Capacity
  • High-throughput Screening with Automation
  • Analytical Equipment - HPLC and LCMS
  • High Density Fermentation to 10L


Dr. Tina Boville

Co-founder & CEO

Tina Boville is the co-founder and CEO of Aralez Bio. She has been recognized as one of MIT Technology Review's Innovators Under 35, an Activate Fellow, and a Biotech Founder to Watch. Boville received her Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of Colorado and then conducted her postdoctoral research at Caltech as a Resnick Prize Postdoctoral Fellow, where she co-developed the tryptophan synthase platform that Aralez Bio uses today. 

Recognized locally "Made In San Leandro: Celebrating Women In Manufacturing" - click for video.


Dr. David Romney

Co-founder & CTO

David Romney is the co-founder & CTO of Aralez Bio. He received his Ph.D. from Yale University, where he designed peptide-based catalysts for selective mono-oxygenation reactions. For this research, he was recognized in 2015 with the Richard Wolfgang Prize in Chemistry for best doctoral thesis. He then conducted research with Frances Arnold as a NIH Postdoctoral Scholar, helping to develop robust methods to synthesize noncanonical amino acids using the tryptophan synthase platform. Most recently David was named to CE&N’s Talented 12 for his work at Aralez Bio.


Prof. Frances Arnold

Co-founder & Nobel Laureate

Frances Arnold is the co-founder at Aralez Bio and Linus Pauling Professor of Chemical Engineering, Bioengineering and Biochemistry at the California Institute of Technology, where she pioneered methods of directed protein evolution. Her work has been recognized with the 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, the Millennium Technology Prize, the Charles Stark Draper Prize of the National Academy of Engineering, and the U.S. National Medal of Technology and Innovation. She is an elected member of the US National Academies of Science, Medicine, and Engineering, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Philosophical Society, and the Royal Academy of Engineering. 

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