FOLIUM Science is a UK based biotechnology business that was founded in 2016 as a division of SNIPR Holdings APS. The business was founded in Cambridge and has R&D laboratories in Bristol.
FOLIUM Science has developed unique and patented technology that will selectively remove unwanted bacteria. This technology is called “Guided Biotics®”. It will help to reduce the need to use antibiotics in farmed animals.
GUIDED BIOTICS®: REVOLUTIONARY NEW BIOTECHNOLOGY
In a world where antimicrobial resistance is a major world problem, where antibiotics are increasingly ineffective, unacceptable to consumers and restricted in use, FOLIUM Science’s revolutionary new biotechnology will help to solve these problems and will support productivity for the farming community.
Guided Biotics® are based on patented CRISPR-Cas technology. CRISPR is an acronym that describes repeating sequences of DNA that form part of the natural bacterial immune system that has developed to recognise and destroy the DNA of invading elements such as bacterial viruses. Guided Biotics®use CRISPR to identify and target specific sequences of DNA in the target unwanted bacteria.
FOLIUM Science CEO Ed Fuchs says “Guided Biotics® are a new and very exciting technology. We recognise all the challenges caused by bacterial infection in farmed animals and have been shocked by the limited solutions that are currently available within the industry. With our new partner from the animal nutrition industry on board we are now in a position to bring our technology to market as the BiomElix brand.
FOLIUM AGTECH is a new and additional carve out investment opportunity to commercialise the proof of product that was established with the support of John Innes Centre from 2018-2021.
FOLIUM Science’s technology has the ability to modulate the microbiome of plants, seeds and soils.
- Foliage sprays for plants
- Seed coatings
- Soil bio-stimulants
The precise mode of action of the Guided Biotic technology removes unwanted bacteria and generates space for “good” bacteria to colonize plants.
For further information email Ed at email@example.com
Find out more on their website: foliumscience.com