Nexgen Plants for non-GM crop improvements
NexGen Plants is a UniQuest start-up company, exploiting a novel non-GM platform technology to introduce pathogen-resistance, production or consumer traits into existing commercial crop varieties within months.
Unique selling point/competitive advantage
The technology provides breeding companies with a range of strategies to introduce pathogen-resistance, production or consumer traits into existing commercial crop varieties within months.
The technology screens for naturally-occurring genetic mutations which offer the desired trait. This replicates natural selection by using the plant's own genome and truncates a process that could take millions of years into 9 to 24 months.
Investment or collaboration opportunities
NexGen is looking to partner with organisations interested in developing the next generation of food, fibre, energy and ornamental crops. It is also seeking investors to increase the company's business and its partnering activities in the US.
Intellectual property rights
A patent application has been filed.
Dr Craig Belcher
Senior Director, Commercial Engagement - Life Sciences
Phone: +61 7 3365 4037
Visit NexGen Plants to learn more about their work on crop improvement.
- Last reviewed: 17 Jul 2019
- Last updated: 30 May 2018