Wednesday, September 25, 2013
(HispanicBusiness.com) WUSTL engineers to study process of moving iron from soil into plants
Two Washington University investigators are combining forces with Ivan Baxter, PhD, USDA research scientist at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center among others to study process of moving iron from soil into plants.
(Washington University in St. Louis) Children’s Discovery Institute awards $2.4 million
Mark Manary, MD, will employ powerful biomedical research techniques with state-of-the-art clinical trials to address environmental enteropathy.
(West Newsmagazine) Leaders in biotechnology come to West County for two days of ‘Ag Innovation’
Anyone viewing agriculture as an industry ranking low on the technology sophistication scale would have received a radically different picture at the recent Ag Innovation Showcase at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center.
(AgriMarketing) Danforth Plant Science Center Opens Phenotyping Facility
The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center today announced the opening of the Bellwether Foundation Phenotyping Facility, further strengthening its imaging and robotics capabilities that accelerate the pace of scientific discovery.
(St. Louis Beacon) Danforth Center grows by being a 'magnet' for plant science professionals
At a time when federal and state budget cuts have made governmental-based funding more scarce, the Danforth Center has managed to delve into major plant science research initiatives with the help of public grants, private foundations and corporations.
(Newsmagazine Network) Biotech Powerhouse: West County companies gain international reputation
In July, the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center announced a $45 million expansion to make room for 100 new scientists at the Creve Coeur facility. And just this month, the Danforth Center hosted the fifth annual Ag Innovation Showcase, drawing a global cohort of companies, investors, entrepreneurs and thought leaders in biotechnology.
(St. Louis Business Journal) Ag Innovation Showcase, ITEN 2nd Thursday lead loaded tech calendar
Here is a list of tech events this week aimed at educating and informing local small-business owners, entrepreneurs and those interested in the St. Louis startup scene.
(St. Louis Business Journal) Ag Innovation Showcase agenda and list of startup presenters
The Ag Innovation Showcase takes place at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center Tuesday and Wednesday. Here’s the agenda.
(St. Louis Business Journal) Monsanto’s Fraley pushes collaboration in Ag Innovation talk
The days of a single scientific advance alone having a maximum impact on agriculture are over, Monsanto’s top technology executive told the crowd at the Ag Innovation Showcase on Tuesday.
(St. Louis Business Journal) Benson Hill makes big pitch at Ag Innovation Showcase
Given roughly 10 minutes to pitch his company at the Ag Innovation Showcase, Matt Crisptold an audience of fellow entrepreneurs, investors and scientists that Benson Hill Biosystems is doing something simple, really.
(St. Louis Today) McCarthy to manage Danforth Center project
McCarthy Building Cos. is the construction manager for the $45 million expansion of the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, in Creve Coeur.
(St. Louis Beacon) St. Louis develops a reputation as pre-eminent plant science hub
That collection of institutions and companies, some say, make St. Louis a “magnet” for start-ups. Smaller companies can use the laboratories and equipment of nearby facilities to substantially reduce their capital costs.
(Agri Pulse) Research leader says innovation needed to meet global challenges
Innovation must increase in agriculture to keep up with the demand projected by a global population that is now expected to rise from a current 7.1 billion people to as many as 10 billion in less than 40 years.
(St. Louis Beacon) Agricultural innovators look to grow bumper crop of businesses in St. Louis
St. Louis has become a hub for agricultural sciences and commercialization but still lags in capital formation. That was the sentiment expressed by attendees at the Ag Innovation Showcase held at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center.
(AG Professional) Danforth Plant Science Center adds plant phenotyping facility
The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center announced the opening of the Bellwether Foundation Phenotyping Facility, further strengthening its imaging and robotics capabilities that accelerate the pace of scientific discovery.
Thursday, September 19, 2013
(St. Louis Business Journal) Bioscience company with St. Louis ties to present at Ag Innovation Showcase
The Ag Innovation Showcase at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, which attracts some of the biggest names technology and bioscience, isn’t until September. But the list of startup companies set to present to investors has officially been released.
(International Innovation- North America) Adaptive Agriculture
Dr. Thomas Brutnell expands on his continued research into the genetic makeup of crop plants such as maize. In this enlightening interview, he illuminates how a more complete picture could have an impact on not only genetic engineering but, ultimately, the future of agriculture.
(St. Louis Business Journal) Plant startups likely to get boost at Ag Innovation Showcase
Nineteen plant science startups will showcase their technology and make pitches to investors this week at the fifth annual Ag Innovation Showcase in St. Louis.
(St. Louis Business Journal) Meet Julia Ruvelson
Julia Silber Ruvelson joined the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center in August as Vice President of Development.
(St. Louis Magazine) The Agony of Success
These researchers have found cures so simple, natural, and cheap that they're not yet on the market.