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April 10, 2021
RNAissance Ag, TechAccel at InvestMidwest 2021

Invest Midwest 2021, a virtual conference, will take place April 27-28, and TechAccel is proud to again serve as a sponsor. Register for the conference here. Invest Midwest highlights startups in the Midwest region with the most promise for success that are currently seeking Series A or B funding of $1M to $20M. The conference provides […]

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February 19, 2021
Visit with us at AgConnect

On Thursday, Feb. 24, from 5 to 6:30 pm, RNAissance Ag will be participating in the AgConnect program, sponsored by the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center and Bayer. The virtual, casual program features breakout rooms to explore and learn more about the St. Louis AgTech ecosystem. Topics include: Danforth Center / BRDG Park BioSTL Bayer […]

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January 11, 2021
New report estimates increasing global use of bio-based pesticides

ReportLinker.com on Jan. 11, 2021, released a report "Agricultural Biological Control Agents Market - A Global and Regional Study: Focus on Products, Applications, Application Method and Country-Level Analysis - Analysis and Forecast, 2019-2025" - https://www.reportlinker.com/p06003962/?utm_source=GNW ReportLinker estimated the Global Agricultural Biological Control Agents Market will Reach $7. 43 Billion by 2025.  The report lists growth […]

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January 9, 2021
AgTech for Sustainability

This article appeared on the Bloomberg New Economy Forum, January 2021: "Solutions Spotlight: AgTech for Sustainability" We are pleased to share Part Two of a pair of pieces from our solutions collaborator, IN2, on tangible steps the private sector can take in addressing climate change (see: Part One). Claire Kinlawfacilitates the capture and development of […]

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December 29, 2020
RNA-based pesticides aim to get around resistance problems

Excerpted from PNAS, Dec. 9, 2020, by Leah Shaffer. Full article: https://www.pnas.org/content/117/52/32823 First identified in 1990, RNA interference (RNAi) entails using double-stranded RNA (dsRNA) to block messenger RNA from its usual function (i.e., sending out instructions to make proteins). With impressive specificity, RNAi can potentially block nucleotide sequences that are only found in a target […]

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November 17, 2020
Now Hiring: Research Assistant

TITLE:     Research Assistant TYPE:                  Full-time, Salaried Exempt REPORTS TO:     Chief Science Officer or designee LOCATION:         St. Louis, MO TRAVEL:             0-10% RELOCATION:     Relocation package is not available  Please send cover letter, resume, and response to questionnaire to either:  Via US Mail to: TechAccel, LLC 6811 Shawnee Mission Parkway Suite 215 Shawnee Mission, KS 66202 […]

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October 5, 2020
Now Hiring: Senior Research Entomologist

Now Hiring: Senior Research Entomologist No walk-ins or recruiters. TITLE:  Senior Research Entomologist TYPE:                  Full-time, Salaried Exempt REPORTS TO:     Chief Science Officer or designee LOCATION:         St. Louis, MO TRAVEL:             10-15% RELOCATION:     Relocation package is available Please send cover letter, resume, and response to questionnaire to either:  Via US Mail to: TechAccel, LLC 6811 Shawnee Mission […]

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June 27, 2020
New Technology Gaining Traction

This article was written by the Danforth Center for Plant Science and first published at https://www.danforthcenter.org/news/new-technology-gaining-traction/   While many insects are beneficial to our environment, others are not. Each year, farmers spend billions of dollars on control measures, yet nearly twenty percent of all crops are still lost to insect damage. Danforth Center Senior Research […]

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June 18, 2020
TechAccel Subsidiary RNAissance Ag Completes Acquisition of St. Louis-based RNAgri

RNAi manufacturing technology complements RNAissance Ag’s developing portfolio of safe and effective biopesticides. KANSAS CITY, Mo.—June 18, 2020—TechAccel LLC, the private technology and equity development company in agriculture and animal health, today announced its subsidiary RNAissance Ag LLC has completed an asset acquisition of RNAgri Inc., a Saint Louis-based ag biotech startup. RNAgri has developed […]

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October 15, 2019
RNAissance Ag Participates in Danforth Center's Conversation Series Oct. 17, 2019

Hope you can join us at the Conversation Series at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center this week. The topic is "Inside the Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator (IN2)." The event is free but registration is required. The program features Mary Wenzel, EVP and Head of Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility for Wells Fargo Advisors, and Danforth […]

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