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March 21, 2023
39 North Highlights our CEO Steve Meyer

From the 39 North “Neighborhood News” March 2023 newsletter: Have you met? Steve Meyer, CEO, RNAissance Ag Describe your journey to the 39 North  A lifelong plant and AgTech enthusiast, I started as a summer intern at Monsanto in 1999. After exploring a career in ethnopharmacology which took me to many exotic locations such as […]

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December 30, 2022
Battling Bugs: A Danforth Center feature article on RNAissance Ag

In case you missed it, The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center recently published a feature article on RNAissance Ag. The article is available at  and excerpted below. Insect pests impact every person on our planet: nearly 20% of crops are lost each year to insect damage, costing billions of dollars. To tackle the problem, farmers […]

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October 12, 2022
Steve Meyer named as CEO of RNAissance Ag

Deeply experienced agtech leader sees opportunity in company’s portfolio of safe, specific and effective biopesticides and novel RNAi manufacturing technology. TechAccel LLC, the technology and venture development company investing in scientific breakthroughs for healthier plants, animals and foods, today announced that Steven Meyer has joined its subsidiary RNAissance Ag LLC as Chief Executive Officer, effective […]

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September 1, 2022
Career Opportunities for Research Associates

RNAissance Ag has posted two positions for Research Associates in Biomanufacturing and Entomology.     Biomanufacturing: The Research Associate will support the development of new, sustainable biopesticides that can make farms more productive while preserving biodiversity. The Research Associate works in a laboratory environment, conducting research and development. This role will participate in manufacturing biopesticides by microbial fermentation. The […]

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February 11, 2022
Announcing: New Science Positions

RNAissance Ag announces three new career professional opportunities — for a Biomanufacturing Group Lead,  a Senior Formulation Scientist and a Senior Research Entomologist. All positions are full-time and based from the RNAissance Ag laboratories in St. Louis. The Biomanufacturing Group Lead will be responsible for a small dedicated team responsible for developing and demonstrating upstream […]

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December 27, 2021
TechAccel Announces Tina Youngblood Promotion to Chief Enterprise Officer

New role adds emphasis on capital strategy for accelerated growth. TechAccel, the parent company of RNAissance AG, today announced the promotion of Tina Youngblood, Ph.D., to a new position as Chief Enterprise Officer. Youngblood, formerly Chief Finance and Administrative Officer, joined TechAccel in January 2021. “In a short time, Tina has proven herself as an […]

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November 18, 2021
Interdisciplinary Plant Group presentation

Interdisciplinary Plant Group presentation RNAissance Ag is proud to support the 40th anniversary of the University of Missouri’s Interdisciplinary Plant Group conference. Candace Seeve, Ph.D., Director of Laboratory Operations for TechAccel (RNAissance Ag’s parent company) will participate in “IPG Scientists in the Business of Making Scientific Discoveries Commercial Realities: Stories from St. Louis’s 39N AgTech Innovation […]

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November 11, 2021
Wired asks: The next big thing for RNA?

Wired magazine’s Nov. 8, 2021, article “The Next Big Thing for RNA: Fixing Moldy Food?” explores and explains the development of RNAi pesticides, and includes a reference to our work at RNAissance Ag. The article notes: “Our addiction to chemical pesticides comes with a bunch of downsides. New sprays made from RNA might offer a smarter, […]

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October 4, 2021
TechAccel Expands in St. Louis with Facilities at BRDG Park

Science Team Joins Biotech & Plant Science Firms in Premier Ag Innovation Ecosystem TechAccel, the Kansas City-based technology and equity company investing in scientific breakthroughs to produce healthier plants, animals and foods, today announced that it has completed a lease agreement for office and lab space at the Bio Research Development & Growth (BRDG) Park on […]

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May 18, 2021
Join us at BioBash 2021!

RNAissance Ag will join TechAccel in the virtual BioBash 2021 at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center May 20-21. The event is free. Register at: On May 20 attend career panels featuring speakers in a variety of life sciences careers: 10:00-11:00am: Alternative Science Careers Panel 11:30-12:30pm: Principal Investigator Career Panel 1:00-2:00pm: Scientists in Industry Career […]

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