19 Feb

Here’s an insider’s view on the important gene gun technology we’re using in our science advancement project on an RNAi-based biopesticide. [See Plant Transformation via biolistics.] The details come from Jeffrey Staub, Ph.D., a TechAccel science advancement program manager, with deep expertise with biolistic transformation via the gene gun. Jeff is also the founder, president […]

15 Feb

One of TechAccel’s science advancement projects, supporting a biopesticide trial with the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center and the start-up company Plastomics Inc., has researchers taking “target practice” in the lab delivering DNA into tobacco plants using a gene gun. The target practice is part of a research project, called “Danforth Biosprey,” led by Nigel […]

Feb. 12, 2018 Jodi Henke of Successful Farming Radio, at Agriculture.com, recently interviewed TechAccel President and CEO Michael Helmstetter, Ph.D., about AgTech 2018. The audio interview is available at Successful Farming.  If it weren’t for risk-taking entrepreneurs in agriculture, we’d probably still be plowing fields with horses. The way we farm continues to evolve as new […]

08 Feb

St. Louis-based Company Uses Chloroplast Engineering for Trait Development in Row Crops  KANSAS CITY and ST. LOUIS, MO–February 8, 2018–TechAccel LLC announced today it has completed a science advancement investment with Plastomics Inc., a St. Louis-based biotechnology startup making better crops through chloroplast engineering. “Plastomics’ technology holds tremendous promise in its ability to manipulate genetic […]