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AgBiome Granted Multi-year Award to Discover Biological Solutions to Diseases Affecting Subsistence Crops of Sub-Saharan Africa

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., Dec. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has awarded AgBiome a new multi-year grant, entitled “Broad-Spectrum Biological Control of Fungal Diseases,” which will fund the evaluation and development of lead, proprietary biological fungicides in the fields of African smallholder farmers. The aim of the project is to […]

December 6, 2016 Uncategorized

AgBiome Awarded Grant from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Multi-year Grant Focused on Biological Solutions in Sweetpotatoes RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., July 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — AgBiome, LLC, a leader in the development of microbial solutions for agriculture, has been awarded a multi-year grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to discover biological insect control for deployment to smallholder farmers in African nations. The […]

July 28, 2016 Uncategorized

AgBiome™ Launches New Business Unit Focused on Delivering Innovations to Agriculture and Turf and Ornamental Markets

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., July 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — AgBiome, LLC, today announced it has established AgBiome Innovations™, which will commercialize technology identified by the company through its unique Genesis™ discovery and development platform. The division is led by a highly experienced team of agricultural and turf and ornamental industry leaders and is gearing up to […]

July 8, 2016 Uncategorized

AgBiome Innovations and SePRO Enter Commercial Business Partnership

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., July 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — AgBiome Innovations™ today announced a new partnership with SePRO Corporation to combine their strengths to offer an innovative biological product to the turf and ornamental market. The first product, a highly effective, broad-spectrum fungicide, is expected to be available for applications in early 2017. “Our ever-growing collection […]

July 8, 2016 Uncategorized

Reviewing NC’s top life science stories in 2015: $500M-plus in funding

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. — North Carolina’s life science community saw it all in 2015: billion-dollar deals, expansions, relocations, acquisitions, venture capital funding, an IPO, government grants, global accolades, a new pharmacy school and even two Nobel Prizes.Companies also raised a great deal of capital. Life science companies across North Carolina raised some $500 million […]

January 3, 2016 Uncategorized

Agricultural-focused startups are blossoming in the Triangle

North Carolina, and the Triangle in particular, has quietly blossomed into a hotbed of startups that are applying cutting-edge technology to agriculture. The state is home to at least 50 entrepreneurial agricultural technology companies, with 28 of those companies based in the Triangle, according to data compiled by the nonprofitCouncil for Entrepreneurial Development. “I think […]

November 19, 2015 Uncategorized

AgBiome, in collaboration with world-class researchers, publishes policy paper concerning the importance of agriculture microbiome research

A policy paper published today in the journal Science highlights the importance of applying microbiome research to address critical issues in agriculture and other areas.  AgBiome founder and Scientific advisory board member Jeff Dangl and AgBiome scientist James Henriksen joined 46 prominent researchers in the Unified Microbiome Initiative as authors.    Citation: http://www.sciencemag.org/content/early/2015/10/27/science.aac8480.abstract Alivisatos et […]

November 1, 2015 Uncategorized

AgBiome featured in the News and Observer for Series B fundraising

Triangle companies increasingly seek out-of-state investors http://www.newsobserver.com/news/business/article41225535.html

October 28, 2015 Uncategorized

RTP-based AgBiome raises $34.5M in funding

BY DAVID RANII   Agricultural biotechnology company AgBiome has raised $34.5 million from investors that it plans to plow into research and development and the anticipated launch of its first product. The new funding is one of the largest venture capital hauls by a Triangle company this year. The Research Triangle Park company, which has […]

August 20, 2015 Uncategorized

AgBiome Secures $34.5 Million Series B Financing

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., Aug. 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — AgBiome LLC, a private company developing novel agricultural products to improve crop productivity, today announced that it has secured $34.5 million in Series B financing that will further advance the company’s research and development programs, and support the launch of the company’s first products. The investment […]

August 20, 2015 Uncategorized
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