Working with nature to discover new, safe and sustainable herbicides - fast.
IP from Oxford's Plant Sciences, designed to answer fundamental questions of plant evolution
High throughput biology-driven screens identify MOA novelty at the very first step
Rapid screening on miniaturized whole plants finds chemistries that work under real world farm conditions
Our plant-led platforms directly search for new MOAs in a fundamentally new way, screening 6x faster than the industry standard
Galaxy’s high-throughput in-vivo system generates rich data for unparalleled precision in finding new chemistries and MOAs – in days, not months
miniaturized whole plants
tiny amount of a potential herbicide
plant reactions indicating new MOA
Exploring chemical and biological space faster & deeper than anyone else.
Using microscopy, imaging analysis & AI to measure and group plant and cellular behavior, gathering 100k data points per compound.
Screening with miniaturised, living plants to discern the unique symptoms caused by each compound to identify novel MOAs at the very first step.
Target’s in-vivo genetic screening hones in to confirm and elucidate novel MOAs– in months, not years
plants that are resistant to a herbicide with a new MOA
genetics of the resistant plant
resistant gene & target protein of the MOA
Screening 20k genes to rapidly identify MOA, beyond ‘this is something new’ to ‘this is how it works.”
With early knowledge of the MOA, we can identify and address potential toxicity and environmental safety flags right from the start.
With target protein identified, we can efficiently optimize lead compounds into better products, ready for farmers’ fields.
Select finds a diversity of chemistries that work with the new MOAs identified, delivering more products that help farmers keep our crops safe.
A targeted screen for ever more effective chemistries that work on the desired MOA, shortening the path from discovery to the market.
By finding more chemistries that work on the new MOA we can develop multiple products for different crops and climates.
A combination of safe herbicides to subtly outflank weed defences
Our system creates an abundant pipeline of new MOAs and lead compounds, with several distinct benefits
directing resources to projects that solve farmers problems
Screening 6x faster than industry standard, protein target identification in months vs years
screening diverse chemical libraries, including more natural product collections
addressing big industry hurdle by early classification of MOA
combined chemical, biological and glass-house datasets create a powerful, evolving learning engine
abundant data for better prioritization of lead compounds aligned with our mission
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