Provitro was awarded U.S. Patent No. 8435789, "Media, Kits, Systems and Methods for the Micropropagation of Bamboo," which focuses on methods of propagating bamboo by including certain plant growth regulators in the medias used for initiating bamboo shoots from plant explants and then rapidly multiplying the number of shoots. This key innovation is the result of years of intensive research and development that for the first time enables the production of numerous, healthy bamboo plants for large-scale field plantings, including for the ornamental and timber bamboo industries.
"The technology developed by Provitro lays the foundation for serving vast global markets with a reliable, economical and environmentally beneficial source of alternative fiber that has previously not been available on a commercial scale," commented
In addition to this issued U.S. patent, Provitro Biosciences has a large, active intellectual property portfolio for the worldwide protection of its proprietary technologies. The company anticipates that this is just the first of many utility and Plant Patents to be issued for it's unique plant propagation methods and plant germplasms covering a wide variety of useful plant species in addition to bamboo.
ABOUT PROVITRO BIOSCIENCES
Founded as Booshoot in 2004, Provitro has developed a proprietary method to enable lower cost and higher quality commercial-scale plant production. Provitro is a world leader in bamboo propagation technologies. Provitro is producing giant timber bamboo starts, helping develop a sustainable fiber replacement for the pulp, paper, energy, textile and hardwood markets. The company's headquarters, research and development laboratories and commercial production facilities are in
ABOUT PROVITRO™ TECHNOLOGY
Provitro™ technology involves propagating plants in a lab on a mass scale, as an alternative to traditional seed or genetically modified plantings. The technology has the potential to be applied to a wide range of product segments in the forestry, pulp, textile, agriculture and horticultural sectors. Advantages of Provitro™ include:
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