Phytelligence Ramps Up Portland Tissue Culture Lab, Pullman Lab to Focus on Genetics, Repository and Discovery Activities

Phytelligence, a platform agricultural biotechnology company that is revolutionizing the way food crops are grown, today announced the transfer of all tissue culture activity from their Pullman location to their newly-opened Portland lab.

Due to faster than anticipated throughput and lower costs at the Portland facility, the decision was made to invest in growing the Portland location sooner than originally anticipated, and change the focus of the Pullman lab exclusively to genetic analysis, repository services, and research for the discovery of new products and technology. As part of the expansion of the Portland lab, many of the Pullman lab employees will have the option to transfer to the Portland location as jobs become available.

In April, Phytelligence moved into the 12,000-square foot PacTrust facility adjacent to the Oregon Business Park. Since that time, production has been increasing to meet skyrocketing demand and solve the rootstock bottleneck issue plaguing the food crop industry. Phytelligence has expanded rapidly since solidifying their skilled agricultural executive team, establishing their Seattle headquarters and greenhouse space, and opening the aforementioned Portland lab. Their current potential plant capacity exceeds 29 million plants per year.

About Phytelligence

Phytelligence is a platform agricultural biotechnology company that is revolutionizing the way food crops are grown. Utilizing its proprietary growing techniques to provide superior quality crops, Phytelligence enables higher grower profit by increasing speed to harvest and reducing input costs. Phytelligence provides additional value to food crop growers and plant breeders through the application of advanced genetics enabling 100 percent guaranteed delivery of accurate plants, disease screening, plant repository services, securing of intellectual property, and the ability to co-develop new varieties of food crops. In addition, Phytelligence has a growing pipeline of biological and compound solutions aimed at improving returns throughout the food crop value chain.

 

Phytelligence was founded by Dr. Amit Dhingra in 2012 out of his Horticulture Genomics and Biotechnology Research laboratory at Washington State University and is headquartered in Seattle with offices in Pullman, Washington and Portland, Oregon.

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Contact:

Ashley Ennis

Director of Marketing and PR for Phytelligence

ashleyennis@phytelligence.com

(206) 300-9891

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