AgroSpheres Awarded Another $50,000 From Center For Innovative Technology

Charlottesville, VA and Richmond, VA - Governor Ralph Northam today announced $2.51 million in funding in support of 41 Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund (CRCF) awards. The projects represent exciting advancements in five industries: clean energy, cybersecurity, data analytics, life sciences, and unmanned systems. AgroSpheres is on the receiving end of a $50,000 grant to improve the plant penetrating capabilities of the AgriCell.

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AgroSpheres and GreenLight Biosciences enter into a research collaboration

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.

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AgroSpheres and ADAMA Announce Collaboration

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.

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AgroSpheres Adds Two More Advisory Board Members

Charlottesville - AgroSpheres adds Kelly Smith and Michael Kock to the advisory board. “We are pleased to announce the addition of Kelly Smith and Michael Kock to our advisory board. They bring significant experience in fermentation and intellectual property to help advise our scale-up processes and strategic partnership negotiations,” said Doug, CEO.

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AgroSpheres Awarded $50,000 from Center for Innovative Technology

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.

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AgroSpheres announces close of oversubscribed $750,000 seed round

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.

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