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AgroSpheres enters research collaboration with GreenLight Biosciences

Tuesday, October 9, 2018  
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AgroSpheres, Inc. and GreenLight Biosciences, Inc. have entered into a research collaboration to study the delivery of GreenLight’s double-stranded RNA (dsRNA) using AgroSpheres’ proprietary bioparticle platform. AgroSpheres’ platform consists of small, spherical bioparticles, lacking chromosomes that can encapsulate dsRNA and enhance its delivery for crop protection. The bioparticle can shield dsRNA from environmental conditions, including RNases that would otherwise degrade the dsRNA.

“GreenLight is an industry leader in high quality, low-cost production of RNA for a variety of agricultural applications. Our collaboration with GreenLight presents us with a unique opportunity to demonstrate the value of our platform for the delivery of biologicals,” said AgroSpheres’ CEO Doug Eisner.

“AgroSpheres’ encapsulation technology has the potential to enhance the delivery of our biocontrol platform for crop protection, which could open up additional uses for our highly specific, low toxicity class of products,” said Doug Boyes, GreenLight’s Director of Crop Protection Discovery.

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