HRB applies for patent for targeted delivery of crop care products and biologicals

March 15, Wageningen – To combat the current issues prevalent in field crop care, HRB and SE collaborated on PlentranceTM: a targeted, biodegradable particle for crop inputs, which can uniquely penetrate the plant cell wall and deliver cargo inside plant cells.

Ferdinand Los (CSO): “Originally tailored for CRISPR delivery as part of TiGER genome editing workflow, we soon realized that these particles hold unique potential for crop care applications as well because of the unique combination of delivery and encapsulation features, a cheap feedstock and a scalable manufacturing process.”

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As opposed to the core shell approach of conventional particles (2A), this invention implements a proprietary matrix or mold type structure (2B).