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San Diego (May 2, 2018) — Cibus, a leading trait development and plant breeding company, will share its latest developments and discuss technology in agriculture and the future of food at multiple agriculture and technology conferences in the coming months. Executives will participate in discussions about its Rapid Trait Development System (RTDS™) and the latest advances in genome engineering for agriculture.
“Cibus’ innovative technologies and product offerings are unmatched in the industry,” said Peter Beetham, Ph.D., President & Chief Executive Officer, Cibus. “We look forward to providing our expertise at these sessions as we continue to expand our presence in the food and agriculture industry, producing traits in crops that revolutionize the global marketplace.”
Cibus executives are participating at the following events:
Climate Change, Agriculture, Water, and Food Security: What We Know and Don’t Know (Dedham, Massachusetts, May 8-9, 2018): The Abdul Latif Jameel World Water and Food Security Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is hosting an international expert workshop discussing climate change, agriculture, water and food security. David Songstad, Director of Cell Biology, will be presenting “Technologies for Crop Improvement to Achieve Food Security” as part of a 40-person panel consisting of experts from around the globe. Songstad will present on May 9th at 8:50 am.
6th Plant Genomics and Gene Editing Congress (Rotterdam, The Netherlands, May 14-15, 2018): Global Engage meetings are at the forefront of life science and health research. The cutting-edge agendas at this conference cover the main advances in genomics and personalized medicine, drug discovery, plant science, human health and technology, as well as commercialization strategies. The line-up consists of internationally renowned speakers from academia, biotech organizations, finance, and the technology and pharmaceutical industries. Greg Gocal, Chief Scientific Officer, will be chairing the Plant Genomics & Gene Editing session and will give a presentation on how Cibus is accelerating plant breeding using the Rapid Trait Development System (RTDS™) on May 15th at 4:40 pm.
CRISPR AgBio (San Diego, California, May 29-31, 2018): Cibus is a program sponsor at this congress, organized annually to support CRISPR development in agriculture and help discover new ways of overcoming productivity challenges, commercialize the next generation of sustainable and superior agricultural products, share the newest topics and the regulatory status related to directed nuclease technologies and meet the world’s growing food demands. Greg Gocal, Chief Scientific Officer, will give a presentation on Cibus’ use of the Rapid Trait Development System (RTDS™) to accelerate plant breeding on May 30th at 11:15 am.
Cibus is an innovative company developing novel characteristics across a broad range of organisms. The company has a worldwide presence, with subsidiaries in Europe and North America and a state-of-the-art research and development center in San Diego, California. In crops, Cibus is offering its first commercial product, SU Canola™, and building a pipeline of products featuring beneficial characteristics, including healthier oil profiles, disease resistance and drought tolerance. Nucelis, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cibus, uses Cibus’ RTDS™ technology platform to develop high value, sustainable products in microbial platforms for the food, flavor and fragrance and personal care markets. Cibus’ core purpose is to lead the transition to sustainable non-transgenic products and improved human health by harvesting nature’s diversity. For more information, visit cibus.com.