28 Feb

  It starts small, with tiny plantlets growing from the vestiges of a bio-blasted leaf. But there’s big promise in those plantlets. The mere fact of their growth shows that the chloroplast has been transformed with the new DNA material. At this stage, the plantlets are nurtured and tended with care because we want to […]

26 Feb

Feb. 20, 2018 AgriPulse‘s  Sara Wyant published a detailed roundup on the entrepreneurs, researchers and emerging firms vying for leadership in the emerging field of precision breeding in AgTech.  Her wide-ranging report was one of a series in The Breeding Edge, which asks: Will the breeding evolution lead to the next green revolution? The article […]

22 Feb

Project with The Siegel Lab in the Genome Center of the University of California, Davis KANSAS CITY, MO, and DAVIS, CA – February 22, 2018–TechAccel LLC, a Kansas City-based technology and venture development company, today announced it has initiated a protein engineering research project with The Siegel Lab in the Genome Center of the University […]

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 […]