Friday, December 06, 2013
(GenomeWeb) NewLeaf Symbiotics Buys Intuitive Genomics to Add Bioinformatics Component to AgBio R&D Pipeline
NewLeaf Symbiotics, an agricultural biotechnology company, has acquired bioinformatics consulting company Intuitive Genomics for an undisclosed amount to develop bespoke solutions for analyzing and interpreting genomic data.
(DeviceSpace) NewLeaf Symbiotics Acquires Intuitive Genomics
The acquisition of Intuitive Genomics’ elite computational and bioinformatics capabilities compliments NewLeaf’s R&D and product pipeline and positions the rapidly growing company as a top player in the burgeoning biologicals category.
(Phys.Org) NewLeaf Symbiotics acquires Intuitive Genomics
NewLeaf Symbiotics Inc. an agricultural biotech company, today announced the acquisition of Intuitive Genomics Inc., a leader in the design and implementation of custom bioinformatics solutions.
(St. Louis Business Journal) NewLeaf Symbiotics acquires Intuitive Genomics
NewLeaf Symbiotics Inc., an agricultural biotech company at BRDG Park, will acquire another BRDG Park tenant — Intuitive Genomics Inc., the companies announced today.
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
(KMOX) Charlie Brennan Interviews Matt Crisp, President & CEO of Benson Hill Biosystems
Matt Crisp, President and CEO of Benson Hill Biosystems, a St. Louis start up company created by research scientists at the Danforth Center, believes the best way to help farmers squeeze more productivity out of their farmland is by improving the photosynthesis process.
Monday, November 11, 2013
(Farm Futures) Danforth Researchers Focus On World Food Needs
What was striking to me about the Danforth Center was how much research is focused on world needs to produce abundant crops while considering the climate to specific areas.
Friday, November 01, 2013
(Farm Futures) In Search of Ag Solutions
Sometimes when there is talk around biotechnology, there is an image of mad scientists performing crazy experiments. I only wish the general population could see how the research is done and what the possibilities are for improving lives around the world.
Monday, October 07, 2013
(St. Louis Beacon) For Carrington, the future of plant science is digital and data-based
The Beacon sat down with Jim Carrington to discuss the future of plant sciences research, its recent rollout of new technologies and whether the Danforth Center's trajectory has been replicated in other parts of the country.
(KMOX) Monsanto, Danforth Center Urge ADM to Choose St. Louis
Fiorello says Archer Daniels Midland would be closer to its suppliers and its customers if its global headquarters was in St. Louis and says ADM’s presence would cement St. Louis as a center of global excellence in agri-science.
Wednesday, October 02, 2013
(Slate) Sorry, Chipotle, Some Conveyor Belts Are Good for Agriculture
The $3.5 million, 1,755 sq. ft. addition to the Danforth Center, scientists can monitor plant growth, photosynthesis, and water content with Walter White-like precision. By way of conveyor and robotic arm, test plants receive meticulous portions of everything they need—the conveyors truck them through watering and nutrient stations—in addition to near-constant checkups from three kinds of imaging systems.
Friday, September 27, 2013
(Ag Professional) KeyGene, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center to collaborate
KeyGene and The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center announced a collaboration to strengthen the plant imaging capabilities at the newly built, one-of-a-kind Bellwether Phenotyping Facility at the Danforth Center.
(St. Louis Beacon) Plant science leaders see recruitment, funding as future challenges
With major commercial and educational institutions in place and expanding, the St. Louis region’s designation as a plant science research center is unlikely to fade away.
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
(Rejournals) McCarthy Building Companies and the art of expansion projects
McCarthy, the construction manager on the $45 million expansion of the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center. McCarthy originally built the center – a research institute with a mission to improve the human condition through plant science – in 2001.
(HispanicBusiness.com) WUSTL engineers to study process of moving iron from soil into plants
Two Washington University investigators are combining forces with Ivan Baxter, PhD, USDA research scientist at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center among others to study process of moving iron from soil into plants.
(Washington University in St. Louis) Children’s Discovery Institute awards $2.4 million
Mark Manary, MD, will employ powerful biomedical research techniques with state-of-the-art clinical trials to address environmental enteropathy.
(West Newsmagazine) Leaders in biotechnology come to West County for two days of ‘Ag Innovation’
Anyone viewing agriculture as an industry ranking low on the technology sophistication scale would have received a radically different picture at the recent Ag Innovation Showcase at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center.
(St. Louis Beacon) Danforth Center grows by being a 'magnet' for plant science professionals
At a time when federal and state budget cuts have made governmental-based funding more scarce, the Danforth Center has managed to delve into major plant science research initiatives with the help of public grants, private foundations and corporations.
(Newsmagazine Network) Biotech Powerhouse: West County companies gain international reputation
In July, the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center announced a $45 million expansion to make room for 100 new scientists at the Creve Coeur facility. And just this month, the Danforth Center hosted the fifth annual Ag Innovation Showcase, drawing a global cohort of companies, investors, entrepreneurs and thought leaders in biotechnology.
(St. Louis Business Journal) Ag Innovation Showcase, ITEN 2nd Thursday lead loaded tech calendar
Here is a list of tech events this week aimed at educating and informing local small-business owners, entrepreneurs and those interested in the St. Louis startup scene.
(St. Louis Business Journal) Ag Innovation Showcase agenda and list of startup presenters
The Ag Innovation Showcase takes place at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center Tuesday and Wednesday. Here’s the agenda.