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Investment in Israeli startups:

Trigo raised $60 million; Superpedestrian raised $60 million; Toka raised $25 million; Azure Opthalmics raised $20 million; Evogene raised $12 million; BlazePod raised $8.5 million; Meat-Tech 3D raised $7 million;

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Saving the vine

Israel’s Lavie-Bio (reported here previously) has reported successful vineyard trials of its two leading bio-fungicides LAV311 and LAV312 for bunch rot diseases. https://www.evogene.com/press_release/lavie-bio-announces-positive-results-for-lav311-and-lav312-in-its-bio-fungicide-program/ https://www.lavie-bio.com/

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Investment in Israeli startups (6 Sep 20)

Redis Labs raised $100 million; Innovalve raised $10.5 million; Evogene raised $10 million;

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Developing new herbicides

AgPlenus (a subsidiary of Israel’s Evogene) is partnering with Corteva of the US to develop new herbicides. The two companies aim to address the rise of global weed resistance by optimizing several of AgPlenus’ chemical families that have already been … Continue reading

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Using the microbiome to increase crop yield

Israel’s Evogene has set up a new agricultural biology subsidiary – LaVie Bio. It will focus on the fields of food quality and agricultural sustainability and productivity, through the introduction of microbiome-based ag-biological products. https://www.calcalistech.com/ctech/articles/0,7340,L-3757286,00.html

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Soybeans resistant to roundworms

Nematode (roundworm) infestation costs US farmers $1.3 billion a year. Israeli biotech Evogene has partnered with Brazilian plant breeder TMG, to develop non-GMO nematode resistant soybeans. Evogene will utilize genome editing technologies on TMG’s commercial soybean lines. http://www.evogene.com/press_release/evogene-and-tmg-announce-collaboration-to-develop-nematode-resistant-soybean-through-genome-editing/

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Protecting Brazilian cotton against pests

Israel-based Evogene is partnering with Instituto Matogrossense do Algodão (IMAmt) to test its pest-resistant genes in Brazil’s cotton crops. Annual damages caused by the Cotton Boll Weevil is estimated at $468 million just in Brazil. https://www.calcalistech.com/ctech/articles/0,7340,L-3742588,00.html

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Protecting crops against insects

Israel’s Evogene’s partnership with US Marrone Bio Innovations Inc. (MBI), has identified microbes with genes that can protect soyabeans, corn and cotton against insects. Selected genes are now being advanced to soybean validation in greenhouse and field trials. http://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2018/05/08/1498252/0/en/Evogene-and-Marrone-Bio-Innovations-Announce-Phase-Advancement-in-their-Insect-Control-Collaboration.html

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Using gut bacteria to fight disease

I reported previously (May 2017) on one Israeli biotech using the human microbiome (stomach bacteria) to fight cancer, IBD, acne etc. Now Israel’s Evogene’s new Biomica subsidiary is also developing microbiome therapies, for antibiotic resistant bacteria, immuno-oncology and GI disorders. … Continue reading

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20% increase in corn yield

I’ve reported previously (many times) on Israel’s Evogene which improves crop strains. Its partnership with DuPont-Pioneer (Nov 2013) has literally born fruit, with second-year trials showing a 20% increase in corn yield thanks to Evogene’s bio-simulant microbial seed treatment. http://www.calcalistech.com/ctech/articles/0,7340,L-3729431,00.html

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