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Phytoform Labs

Unlocking the genetic potential of plants

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Founded 2017

William Pelton

CEO, Co-founder

Nicolas Kral

CTO, Co-founder

About the Company

Phytoform Labs’ innovative team is working to restructure the crop breeding cycle to benefit all stakeholders from growers to consumers.

Phytoform Labs’ crop development platform uses cutting-edge machine learning and genome editing technologies to explore and evolve the natural genetic sequences of plants.

About the Solution
Phytoform Labs’ Technology

The agricultural industry needs new genetic solutions to keep up with demand in a sustainable and environmentally responsible way, and it needs them fast.

Phytoform Labs’ technology evolves new plant traits and introduces them into a wide variety of crop species, providing a solution to some of the fundamental issues facing the industry. The company combines cutting-edge machine learning techniques together with its genome editing process to rapidly develop new crop varieties.

AI-driven trait discovery

The plant DNA sequence space is vast, and despite the presence of clear patterns in the data, it is too complex to decipher without some help. Phytoform Labs uses unique machine learning algorithms to understand the fundamentals of plant genetics, and from this it evolves new sequence patterns to achieve desired traits. This allows the company to introduce completely new traits to solve old and new agricultural problems alike.

Genome editing implementation

Discovering new traits generates a powerful resource, but these traits are only beneficial when added to the right crop species and varieties. Phytoform Labs’ highly efficienct genome editing platform introduces desired traits rapidly and, crucially, with minimal disruption to the rest of the genome.