Developing Plants for Future Generations
Dedicated to translating science into valuable commercial and societal benefits
Developing Plants for Future Generations
Dedicated to translating science into valuable commercial and societal benefits
Developing Plants for Future Generations
Dedicated to translating science into valuable commercial and societal benefits

Our Goal

Healthy Plants, Healthy People, Living Planet.

We believe that novel plants and plant-based products are cornerstones of a living planet for future generations. What are those plants and how to grow them in the future? At Nexgen Plants, we want to answer this question and develop innovative products for the growers of today and tomorrow.

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Our Products

We discover and unlock the genetic diversity of the plants to develop products like novel ingredients, food, medicine or biomaterials.

We discover innovative plant healthcare solutions by combining expertise in biology and chemistry to protect crops against pests and diseases.

 

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Our Technology Portfolio

Our proprietary INTtraitTM technology identifies the building blocks in the native DNA to design innovative products made with plants.

We partner with experts in biology and chemistry to identify sustainable solutions to help the plants grow better and healthier.

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Nexgen Plants Pty Limited and UniQuest sign new research and licensing agreement to develop innovative plant healthcare solutions

Brisbane, Australia, October 8th, 2019 – Nexgen Plants Pty Limited (Nexgen) and UniQuest have announced they signed a new research and licensing agreement to develop a plant healthcare solution. Food production strongly depends on sustaining crop production and protecting crops against pests and diseases. Losses could reach up to 40% without good plant healthcare practices. […]


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Nexgen Plants virus-resistant tomato obtained using INTtrait technology declared as non-genetically modified by USDA

Brisbane, Australia – 6 August 2019 ¬– Nexgen Plants Pty Limited has received notification from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) that its virus resistant tomato variety is non-genetically modified (non-GM) and does not fall under regulation requirements in the U.S. The virus resistant product developed by Nexgen Plants has been declared a non-regulated […]

Communicate about science to help everybody understand better DNA technology

The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) and the American Seed Trade Association(ASTA) jointly announce the launch of Innovature, a new platform to spark a thoughtful dialogue around innovation in food and agriculture, with an initial focus on gene editing. Growing understanding of gene editing is spurring new developments in food and agriculture to address some of our most pressing societal challenges. 

frequently asked questions

What Is Nexgen Plants?

Nexgen Plants was founded in 2013 after the discovery of a novel mode of action to control viruses in plants at the University of Queensland, Australia. In 2016, the company developed its proprietary technology for genome editing, INTtraitTM. In 2019,  the company expanded its expertise and technology portfolio to develop innovative plant healthcare solutions.

Is INTtraitTM technology like genome editing?

The technologies are complementary and can be used independently or together to develop novel products. While genome editing is about the precise change of the existing genetic material of a living organism by deleting, replacing, or inserting a small DNA sequence, INTtraitTM inserts larger DNA sequences that are assembled from the native DNA. In both cases, no foreign DNA is inserted into the organism.

What do you mean by innovative plant healthcare solutions?

Growers protect plants against pests and diseases including weeds, fungi or insects. Plant healthcare solutions include products and practices that growers can use to safeguard crop yield. We aim at identifying the most promising molecules, natural or synthetic, that protect the crops, enhance their quality and can deliver economic, environmental and health benefits to society. These solutions are complementary to the traits expressed by the seeds.

What Is INTtraitTM Technology?

Our proprietary INTtraitTM technology is inspired by nature to design innovative products made from plants. To unlock the genetic diversity of plants, we first look at their DNA using computational biology and recombine part of it to create novel functions or traits. With this technology, only native plant DNA is used to make novel plant-based products.

Does Nexgen Plants Look Beyond Agriculture?

Yes. We look at how plants can be used rather than focusing on a particular sector. We look at agriculture, aquaculture, ingredients for food or cosmetics and are keen to venture into others sector like biomaterials if our expertise and technology brings innovation. By looking beyond agriculture, we can meet our goal to develop plants for future generations and build a greener world while continuing to support farming communities to grow these innovative products.

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