AgroSpheres, Inc. and GreenLight Biosciences, Inc. have entered into a research collaboration to study the delivery of GreenLight’s double-stranded RNA (dsRNA) using AgroSpheres’ proprietary bioparticle platform. AgroSpheres’ platform consists of small, spherical bioparticles, lacking chromosomes that can encapsulate dsRNA and enhance its delivery for crop protection. The bioparticle can shield dsRNA from environmental conditions, including RNases that would otherwise degrade the dsRNA.
TEL AVIV, ISRAEL and VIRGINIA, UNITED STATES, September 27, 2018 – ADAMA, a leading global crop protection company, and AgroSpheres, an agricultural biotechnology company creating a novel synthetic chemical and biological pesticide delivery platform , today announced that they have entered into a collaboration focused on developing novel crop protection solutions. The companies will conduct research and development on AgroSpheres’ proprietary Bioparticle technology for encapsulation of pesticides.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Virginia – AgroSpheres announces its selection as an awardee for the 2018 Research Commercialization Award. This distinction is supported by the Center for Innovative Technology’s (CIT) Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund (CRCF). The mission of this fund is to accelerate innovation and economic growth in Virginia by advancing solutions to important state, national, and international problems through technology research, development, and commercialization. Since its inception in 2012, the CRCF has awarded funding to over 300 projects from around the commonwealth on topics ranging from data analytics to life sciences for a total of $25 million in funding. In 2018, AgroSpheres was selected as one of 13 companies specifically for the Commercialization Program.
AgroSpheres was invited to give their testimony to the Small Business Committee titled, High-Tech Agriculture: Small Firms on the Frontier of Agribusiness. We met some of our hardworking Congressmen. Click read more to view our testimony.
Charlottesville- AgroSpheres adds Per Falholt and Todd Abraham to the advisory board.
“We are extremely fortunate to have Per and Todd on board. They bring a wealth of biotech and agriculture knowledge to the team. Per and Todd bring a C-suite perspective to our decision making process,” said Reese Blackwell, CEO.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Virginia – AgroSpheres announces the successful close of an oversubscribed seed round of $750,000 from local and international angel investors. AgroSpheres is a biotechnology company developing novel nanotechnologies aiming to set a new standard for bio-based delivery of active ingredients. The funding will be used to broaden utility of the platform, build a strong intellectual property portfolio, and outfit the company’s facilities.
AgroSpheres is delighted to be recognized as the student startup of the year by the CBIC Gala. Read about it here.
Check out our piece in the Smithsonian here.