MADISON, Wisconsin, February 12, 2013.
PhylloTech, LLC announces that it received a $138,910 Phase I Small Business Innovation Research Grant (SBIR) from the National Institute of Environmental and Health Sciences (NIEHS), of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), to utilize plants for the removal of cadmium from contaminated soils.
“We are very happy to receive this funding to support a new application of our technology in the environmental sciences,” said Dr. Ryan Shepherd, PhylloTech’s Chief Executive Officer. “We intend to demonstrate with this project that in addition to bioproduction, our trichome biotechnology can be utilized for the phytoextraction of soil pollutants.”
The Phase I grant has been used to expand the company’s research and development program and facilitate new commercialization opportunities with strategic partners.
About PhylloTech, LLC.
PhylloTech is a biotechnology company that is developing novel protein bioproduction systems in plants and natural-product biofungicides. PhylloTech is headquartered at the University Research Park in Madison, WI, and currently has six employees. Please visit www.phyllotech.com for further information.