07 Nov

Study to examine effectiveness of proprietary nanotechnology platform in biopesticide delivery KANSAS CITY, MO, and CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA–November 7, 2018–TechAccel LLC and AgroSpheres Inc. today announced they have entered a research collaboration to study the delivery of certain RNA materials as biopesticides using AgroSpheres’ proprietary bioparticle encapsulation technology. AgroSpheres has developed a platform technology for encapsulation of biomolecules […]

02 Nov

This opinion piece was first published Nov. 1, 2018, by Michael Helmstetter, Ph.D.,  in Forbes: “Is It Time To Sell The Farm?” This harvest season, American soy farmers are missing their biggest customer. “They can’t get rid of the beans,” said Joe Ericson, president of the North Dakota Soybean Growers Association, because China will not […]

25 Sep

This opinion piece was first published Sept. 19, 2018, by Michael Helmstetter, Ph.D., on Forbes: “What do Do When the Market Catches You Unprepared.”  As the CEO of a company specializing in agriculture, animal health and food technologies (full disclosure: I’m the CEO of TechAccel), I was a bit shaken and apprehensive to learn the news: the […]

05 Sep

TechAccel partners for animal health product development 05-Sep-2018 By Aerin Einstein-Curtis As part of an effort to address gaps in production for animal health products, TechAccel has formed an alliance with Kansas based Reliance Animal Health Partners to create a “revenue-ready” product production process, says CFA.   This article appears at FeedNavigator, published Sept. 5, […]

21 Aug

This opinion piece was first published Aug. 21, 2018, by Michael Helmstetter, Ph.D., at Forbes: “The Future of Animal Health.”  Kansas City is at the center of the animal health ecosystem, especially during Global Animal Health Week when the KC Animal Health Corridor hosts its annual Market Insight Seminar, Homecoming dinner, and Investment Forum. Collectively, […]

20 Aug

Novel Partnership Between TechAccel and Reliance Animal Health Partners Will Develop Revenue-ready Products.  KANSAS CITY, MO – (Aug. 20, 2018) – TechAccel today announced a novel partnership with Reliance Animal Health Partners to focus exclusively on bringing animal health innovations to market under the name of Covenant Animal Health Partners. Covenant is dedicated to the […]

05 Jul

This opinion piece, by TechAccel President and CEO Michael Helmstetter, first appeared in Forbes June 26, 2018.  Venture investors poured more than $4 billion* into agtech last year, and we are on pace to match or exceed that this year. The convergence of AI, cloud computing, big data and gene editing, with applications from soil to […]