spin-offs

Biotality

Biotality creates and develops effective, safe, and sustainable crop protection products that are targeted to the organic and “green” crop protection markets. The initial technology is a proprietary organism that overproduces an exudate shown to be highly fungicidal. Application of this product is as a seed protectant and/or post harvest drench, addressing the lack of commercial organic options to effectively control devastating seed-borne and seedling diseases in field crops as well as post harvest losses on fruit. Biotality has patent rights for the production of the organism as well as extraction and purification of the exudate

Edison Agrosciences is an agricultural biotechnology company dedicated to engineering plant-based production of industrial materials, with a primary focus on the development of alternative rubber crops.  Edison is engineering yield improvements of industrial materials in native producing plant systems and engineering novel production of industrial materials in suitable plant systems.  Edison has an emerging IP portfolio covering multiple technical strategies and is developing strategic partnerships to mitigate the risk of pilot scale crop and product validation.  Edison has a strong leadership team with a track record of success in industry.

RXMaker Better Data. Better Crops.

Rx Maker develops crops, soils, and weather algorithms that will be used to create new data layers. These new data layers will be used to drive selection of crops, crop varieties, fertilizer nutrients, soil amendments, and biological products as well as their respective application rates to agricultural production fields.   Rx Maker intends to leverage the large scale production of spatially precise, accurate, new data layers in several ways including: a) the sale of digital maps to individual farmers and their crop advisors, b) driving the variable rate prescriptions generated by Rx Maker for farmers on behalf of input supply companies, and c) licensing the soil mapping technology to large ag companies or governments to create high quality soils maps for areas outside of the US.