Agricultural Biotech Division (ABD)

ABD is focused on innovation to improve the quality and yield of food and feed crops.  Our approach is to develop biologically based products and solutions that deliver benefits to growers and consumers while preserving the environment and a healthier planet. 
 
ABD utilizes a suite of technologies to engineer plant-based systems. For example, our proprietary Florian™ technology is an “on-off” switch to regulate the timing of flowering, as well as selectively activate specific plant genes through topical application of an activator.  In addition, we have developed tools and capabilities for precision modulation of traits to enable a variety of applications in agriculture.
 
Our expertise in cell and molecular biology, transformation, and bioinformatics provide agility to explore and achieve rigorous validation and proof-of-concept prior to product development.