RNA-BASED TECHNOLOGY TO REPLACE HARMFUL PESTICIDES
Toxic pesticides damage and accumulate in soil, water, and the air. These pesticides enter our food and bodies as well as killing beneficial insect populations.
Today's insecticides are designed as a catch-all solution made from harmful chemicals to kill all insects including bees, which ecosystems depend on. These chemicals also leave residue on the food we eat, the soil it grows in, and in the air we breathe. Furthermore, the process to develop and manufacture these chemicals is lengthy, expensive, and carbon-intensive.
natural pest control Using RNA
Using specific genome analysis, a single molecule solution is targeted at a specific insect or pest.
This cell-free bioprocessing method produces low-cost, high-quality RNA that controls pest issues in a safe and eco-friendly manner. By analyzing a single biological pest, the RNA solution targets that pest without harming other life including plants, other insects and animals, or humans.
game changing cost profile
Proprietary cell-free bioproduction allows a cost point for true commercial adoption.
The efficacy of high-quality RNA based pest control solutions has been proven but high development and production costs coupled with a limited supply of high-quality RNA has resulted in extremely costly applications. The cell-free bioproduction method eliminates cost, scale, and quality barriers to bring down costs for widescale adoption.
Doesn't accumulate on plants or soil
Low cost RNA production
Targets single molecules
RNA tech can be used in other applications
Rapid development compared to competitors
Carbon neutral in application and production
Market value forecast by 2023, according to the Business Research Company
Value estimate of crops lost to insect pests according to research by Smriti Sharma
Increased access to affordable vaccines for infectious, metabolic, and rare diseases
Reduction in GHG emissions/carbon footprint from the agricultural sector
More targetted pest control resulting in reduced land degradation and increased agricultural production