A plant genetics and technology company, Kaiima Bio-Agritech Ltd. opened its new, expanded facilities in St. Louis, Missouri. The facility is located in the Helix Center Biotech Incubator in St. Louis County, which is owned and operated by the St. Louis Economic Development Partnership.
“The growth of our U.S. team and the investment in a new facility demonstrates Kaiima’s commitment to bringing the benefits of its EP Technology to key crop growing markets. We will continue to grow in St. Louis and are excited to be part of the growth of the agtech entrepreneurial community in this region,” said Rick Greubel, CEO of Kaiima.
According to company officials, EP technology is a breeding tool developed by Kaiima that enhances plant performance by inducing novel genetic diversity using the plant’s own DNA. The technology works with all major crops and plant species.
Kaiima works with multinational and leading regional seed companies to apply its technology to their elite germplasm. EP Technology benefits include significant yield increases, improved stress tolerance, reduced seed production costs, and efficient product development timelines, the company said.