BioConsortia opens US HQ and research labs
The US biotechnology company, BioConsortia, has opened a new headquarters and R&D facility in Davis, California. The R&D laboratories were designed specifically for BioConsortia's needs, containing microbiology and molecular biology laboratories, growth chambers and resources for genomic analysis, the company points out. BioConsortia was established earlier this year as the US parent company of BioDiscovery New Zealand (Auckland - Agrow No 646, p 2), which will continue to conduct complementary research. BioConsortia aims to commercialise microbial consortia products, which are based on naturally occurring micro-organisms for improving pest and disease resistance, abiotic stress tolerance and nutrient utilisation.