RNAissance Ag "bug" 14 May

One of only five agtech companies selected for the IN2 program, RNAissance Ag will receive upto $250,000 and technical support from the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center KANSAS CITY, MO. — (May 14, 2019) — The Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator (IN2), a technology incubator and platform funded by the Wells Fargo Foundation and co-administered by […]

26 Apr

      Do you have an idea that could create a big impact in agtech/plant/animal science or post-harvest value chain but need advice on how to advance it to the next level? On Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 5:30 pm, the Venture Café @39North, at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center in St. Louis […]

Fish harvest 05 Apr

This article by Michael Helmstetter, Ph.D., was first published April 2, 2019, on Forbes. Aquaculture is the fastest-growing sector in the food animal industry. The global human population will eat 30 million tons of fish by 2030, according to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization. The industry, however, is yet to overcome many of […]

Cover of The Case for Animal Health Investing 13 Mar

By Michael Helmstetter, Ph.D. Why bother? That’s been the conventional wisdom when it comes to investing in animal health. After all, it’s a complex and somewhat closed ecosystem. It’s smaller than the human health markets. It carries a lot of risk, with lots of red flags that come with complicated regulatory environments. And even the […]

cannabis leaf 15 Feb

This article by Michael Helmstetter, Ph.D., was first published Feb. 14, 2019, in Forbes.  From a polarizing EU court decision to the mainstreaming of the cannabis market, agtech and animal health are in a constant state of change. Don’t look for that to slow down in the coming year, as evolving global regulations, major industrial […]

25 Jan

This article by Lynda Kiernan was originally published Jan. 24, 2019, at Global Ag Investing. Lynda Kiernan is Editor with GAI Media and daily contributor to GAI News.  As part of TechAccel’s strategy to address global crop losses through the development of safe, effective, and sustainable biopesticides, venture and agtech development company TechAccel has announced additional strategy investments. […]

RNAissance Ag "bug" 24 Jan

Moves include new venture with Danforth Center to commercialize RNAi technology, investment in GreenLight Biosciences KANSAS CITY, Mo.—January 24, 2019 —TechAccel today announced the launch of RNAissance Ag LLC, a new company that holds the exclusive license to RNA-interference technology in partnership with the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center in St. Louis, MO. The new company will use […]

RNAissance Ag "bug" 24 Jan

  TechAccel and Danforth Center Launch New Company to Control Insects  New Technology aims to dramatically reduce crop losses ST. LOUIS, MO.—January 24, 2019 — The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, the world’s largest independent plant research institute located in St. Louis, MO and TechAccel, a technology and venture development company located in Kansas City, MO […]

soybean field in july 22 Jan

This article by Gil Gullickson first appeared Jan. 22, 2019, at Successful Farming.    This fall, soybeans grown by 78 farmers in Minnesota, South Dakota, and Iowa churned out of combine augers into awaiting trucks destined for a new type of market. They’re high-oleic soybeans developed by Calyxt, a Roseville, Minnesota, company. These soybeans differ […]