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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April 29, 2021
Follow the money! RNAi webinar now available

Experts from RNAissance Ag and TechAccel share insights in a 30-minute webinar, "Follow the money: Falling costs propel RNAi's expansion into agriculture and animal health." In this webinar, we discuss: The history, basic biology and challenges of RNAi Recent advances in RNAi manufacturing and formulation RNAi's near-term applications and mid- to long-term possibilities in plant […]

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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 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" - 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: 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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