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RNA-BASED TECHNOLOGY TO REPLACE HARMFUL PESTICIDES

The Challenge

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.

The Solution

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.

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Opportunity Highlights

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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.

Competitive advantages

BIODEGRADABLE
Doesn't accumulate on plants or soil

ULTRA-LOW COST

Low cost RNA production

HIGHLY SPECIFIC

Targets single molecules

MULTI-PURPOSE

RNA tech can be used in other applications

FAST

Rapid development compared to competitors

LOW-CARBON

Carbon neutral in application and production

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Market Size

Pesticides

$130.7B

Market value forecast by 2023, according to the Business Research Company

Crop Losses

$94B

Value estimate of crops lost to insect pests according to research by Smriti Sharma

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IMPACT

Increased access to affordable vaccines for infectious, metabolic, and rare diseases

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Reduction in GHG emissions/carbon footprint from the agricultural sector

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More targetted pest control resulting in reduced land degradation and increased agricultural production

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