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 […]

Veterinarian with dairy cattle 10 Jan

This opinion piece was first published Jan. 8, 2019, by Michael Helmstetter, Ph.D., in Forbes. Avoiding widespread use and abuse of antibiotics — particularly at sub-therapeutic levels — is one way of limiting resistance-related outbreaks, but how far should we go? Especially since we lack thorough, comprehensive evidence that antibiotic use in food animals results […]

25 Nov

This article was originally published Nov. 21, 2018 in Global AgInvesting.    By Thomas Overbay, D.V.M., Managing Director, Covenant Animal Health Partners     Right now there are more connected “things” than there are people on this planet. Early last year, Gartner predicted the Internet of Things (IoT) would have at least 8.4 billion connected “things” in use […]

24 Nov

This article was originally published Nov. 19, 2018 in SeedQuest.  By Brad Fabbri, Ph.D, TechAccel Chief Science Officer It’s easy to look at the vast array of upscale restaurants and groceries touting non-GMO (genetically modified organism) offerings and conclude that it is hazardous for your health to consume genetically modified organisms. The anti-GMO movement has […]

23 Nov

This article was originally published Nov. 19, 2018, in Feedstuffs. By Brad Fabbri, Ph.D., Chief Science Officer, TechAccel The appropriate use of a varieties of technologies holds promise to improve nutrition and quality, reduce waste, improve environmental sustainability and help ensure good food choices. From fitness trackers to at-home genetics and microbiome tests, consumers are becoming […]

AgroSpheres icon 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 […]

Dairy Cattle and Red Barn 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 […]