Putting Nature to Work for Agriculture
Innovation at the Intersection of
Microbiology and Microfluidics
Solutions in the Soil… with Science
It’s a popular idea that nature, specially microorganisms, holds the cures to our most devastating diseases. But uncovering those cures requires an efficient scientific process. A cubic inch of soil may contain billions of extremely diverse microbes, but only one or two may have the ability to effectively combat a particular pathogen. The challenge lies in finding and testing these very few.
Our solution fuses microbiology and microfluidics technology to gather an unprecedented number and diversity of microbes, then tests each one against the pathogen in record time using our rapid and precise microfluidics platform – our “lab on a chip”. Unlike traditional methods that rely on chemical protection or crop breeding for disease resistance, or other microbial validation processes, our platform makes it possible to develop effective treatments at a pace that matches the speed of emerging pathogen and pest outbreaks.
To find a microbe that can effectively fight a target pathogen, we have to cast a wide net. Our proprietary technology allows us to harvest and expand soil microbes at single cell resolution, creating microbial libraries of an unprecedented size and diversity
Fast & Accurate
Our platform interrogates microbial libraries to find that “one in a million” solution in a timeframe that will make a difference. Our microfluidics platform co-cultivates environmental microbes with target pathogens microbes with desired activities.
The crop protection solutions are derived from environmental microbes resolved in our microfluidics platforms. These solution are natural and targeted to specific pathogens, environments, and geographies. They therefore constitute attractive solutions for addressing your crop protection needs.
SUHO holds the exclusive rights to technology originally developed at Texas A&M University
Patents & Patent Applications
Our IP covers:
Diverse environmental microbes extracted from soil
Maximized survival of extracted microbes
Highly accurate droplet microfluidic system
Quality control systems in microfluidic operations