J.R. Simplot Company and Plant Sciences Inc. Forge Strategic Alliance on Gene Editing of Strawberries
BOISE, Idaho, Oct. 28, 2021— The J.R. Simplot Company announced today it has entered a strategic alliance with Plant Sciences Inc. (PSI), a Watsonville, CA-based plant breeding company, to drive new breeding techniques for strawberries, including gene editing.
Simplot and PSI have been collaborating since 2011 on multiple new breeding technologies and expect to launch the first commercially available, gene edited strawberry in the coming years. The partnership provides both companies with the increased ability to bring improved strawberries to market with Simplot’s technology and PSI’s germplasm and leadership.