Herbicide discovery platform

Lead Research Organisation: University of Oxford
Department Name: Plant Sciences


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Hetherington AJ (2018) Bilaterally symmetric axes with rhizoids composed the rooting structure of the common ancestor of vascular plants. in Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences

Description We discovered that there is a market for the herbicide discovery platform that developed.
Exploitation Route We are using the data and information to raise funding to commercialise the herbicide discovery platform. This has been successful to date: it allowed us to raise approximately £70,000 from a capital investment firm and £38k from the university of Oxford.
Sectors Agriculture, Food and Drink,Chemicals

Description This pathfinder award has been used to carry out market research on a new discovery platform that we have developed. The market survey demonstrated that there is considerable commercial potential potential. We have used this information to raise £70,000 of funding to develop the platform from an investment company. We are developing a business plan to exploit this discovery and commercialise the discovery
First Year Of Impact 2014
Sector Agriculture, Food and Drink,Chemicals
Impact Types Economic

Description Follow on Fund
Amount £148,500 (GBP)
Funding ID BB/P004741/1 
Organisation Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2016 
End 09/2017
Company Name MoA Technology 
Description The company is involved in the discovery of plant growth regulators. 
Year Established 2017 
Impact It is too early
Description Funding pitch 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Pitching to venture capitalists
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016