Embracing NGTs for a Sustainable Future: Water-Efficient Tomatoes using CRISPR 🍅

After the European Parliament has endorsed the proposal on NGTs, it becomes important to highlight how pragmatically plant genome editing can support the EU sustainability goals.Recently, a team led by Tel Aviv University engineered tomatoes that use less water without compromising yield, quality, or taste. By using CRISPR technology to target the ROP9 gene, these […]

HRB attended FRUIT LOGISTICA 2024 in Berlin

HRB was present at FRUIT LOGISTICA 2024 in Berlin, a leading global trade fair for the fresh fruit and vegetable business. Lena Maas and Gabino Sanchez-Perez discussed with attendants the latest news on our latest press release on regenerating strawberry from gene-edited single cells and the positive voting from the MEPs about NGTs.

HRB is present at the VISCEA conference in Vienna!

🌱 The conferences are about Plant Abiotic Stress Tolerance & Plant Biotic Stresses & Resistance Mechanisms. Curious how Hudson River Biotechnology fits in? Our colleague Valentino Giarola gives a talk titled: ‘A rapid, transgene-free approach to create CRISPR-edited plants’!

HRB achieves major CRISPR breakthrough: first-ever regeneration of strawberries from gene-edited single cells

Wageningen, The Netherlands, February 6th 2024 Hudson River Biotechnology (HRB), based in Wageningen, The Netherlands, announces a milestone achievement: the world’s first successful regeneration of strawberry plants from gene edited single cells using its proprietary CRISPR workflow (TiGER). The global berry sector faces challenging times and has shifted from a focus on quantity to a […]

EU votes in favor of NGTs and agricultural biotechnological progress

Thrilled to be part of the conversation in a recent article by Martin Greenacre on sciencebusiness.net (https://lnkd.in/gPQ7TGqe). At Hudson River Biotechnology, we’re excited by the EU’s move to embrace New Genomic Technologies (#NGTs) like #CRISPR, which could revolutionize agriculture. This is more than just a win for us; it’s a potential #gamechanger for farmers across Europe, […]

#PAG31 was a tremendous inspiration as always!

With our HRB-glasses on we noticed several things:1. More and more people are adopting the protoplast-RNP method for genome editing in plants because of its effectiveness and regulations in some countries. Protoplasts are also highly compatible with polyploid and clonally propagated crops!2. Regarding trait discovery it is impressive to see that also the more challenging crops […]

HRB attends HollandBIO year event 2024

Thanks HollandBio for the fun, inspiring, and – thanks to the closing act – hilarious event! It was a great way to get to know other companies in the Biotech field and to be able to talk to them about Hudson River Biotechnology.

The time to shape the future of Plant Genome Editing in EU is now

As we approach the crucial #euparliament vote on New Genomic Techniques (#NGT) next 24th January, at HRB, we recognize this as an important moment, not only for our industry but also for #global#agriculture.We are committed to innovation and responsible science, so we would like to constructively reflect and bridge the diverse viewpoints in this #debate. The unprecedented challenge of […]

It is nice to meet old and new friends at the #PAG31!

Single cell technology gets a lot of attention and we see more and more academic groups and companies moving into protoplast editing and regeneration. HRB has been doing this for years already and shortcomings of the #transgenic approach become increasingly apparent (especially for polyploid and clonally propagated crops). Take a look at Lukas Blumberg‘s poster or go to Lotte […]

CRISPR is already taming the wild for tomorrow’s crops

A recent article caught our attention at HRB as it resonates with our mission: Scientists are domesticating wild species ( 🍚 rice, 🍅 tomato, 🥔 potato, 🏵 wild groundberry) using #CRISPR technology, aiming to transform them into viable crops. This “editomestication” process can be done within years, while traditional domestication could take millennia, and holds immense potential […]