We’re creating a future where crops yield healthy food in abundance.
By using biotechnology to detect crop diseases early we can produce more food of better quality. Plant diseases are responsible for major economic losses in the agricultural industry worldwide. Monitoring plant health and detecting pathogens early are essential to reducing the spread of diseases and facilitating effective solutions, without the heavy use of chemicals and pesticides. Our scientific approach enables the rapid identification and diagnosis of plant disease. We use methods based on DNA analysis that are more accurate and faster compared to traditional methods of microbial identification. Our tagline is ‘Next Generation Biotechnology’ and thanks to our solution, which is cheaper, more efficient and more environmentally friendly, farmers are using less pesticides and are producing bigger and healthier yields. Additionally, we are currently developing a mobile ‘Lab in a box’ prototype that will enable farmers to conduct on-site pathogen testing. By late 2018 farmers will be able to conduct molecular tests on crop samples, the results of which will take just a few minutes. The health of the sample will be determined by a red or green light and the device will be no bigger than a smartphone.