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 […]

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 […]