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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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September 10, 2019
RNAissance Ag Participates in Ag Innovation Showcase

RNAissance Ag Participates in Ag Innovation Showcase RNAissance Ag will participate in the 11th Annual Ag Innovation Showcase, which will be held Monday, Sept. 9 through Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, in Minneapolis, Minn. Bala Venkata, Ph.D., co-founder of RNAissance Ag, will participate in a special content session, “Ag Innovation Companies in the Wells Fargo Incubator (IN2)” […]

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May 27, 2019
RNAissance Ag in IN2

This article was written by the Danforth Center for Plant Science: https://www.danforthcenter.org/news/meet-our-in2-cohort-rnaissance-ag/ While many insects are beneficial to our environment, there are some insects that are classified as pests. These insect pests impact every person on our planet: nearly 20% of crops are lost each year to insect damage. Furthermore, we spend hundreds of billions […]

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May 14, 2019
RNAissance Ag Named to Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator Cohort Focused on Sustainable Agriculture

RNAissance Ag Named to Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator Cohort Focused on Sustainable Agriculture One of only five agtech companies selected for the IN2 program, RNAissance Ag will receive up to $250,000 and technical support from the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center KANSAS CITY, MO. — (May 14, 2019) — The Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator (IN2), […]

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