Synthetic Genomics In. and Plenus, S.A. de C.V. created a new company AgraCast Inc.

In February 1, 2013, Synthetic Genomics In. and Plenus, S.A. de C.V. created a new company AgraCast Inc. with the Agradis remaining assets not purchased by Monsanto, to include castor and sweet sorghum breeding and genetic optimization technologies, as well as a novel product used to prevent fungal growth on fruits and vegetables. Read more

Monsanto Acquires Select Assets of Agradis, Inc. to Support Work in Agricultural Biologicals

Monsanto also signs research collaboration agreement with and makes equity investment in Synthetic Genomics Inc., co-founding company of Agradis, Inc.

ST. LOUIS (Jan. 30, 2013) – Monsanto Company today announced it has purchased select assets of Agradis, Inc. (Agradis), a privately held company focused on developing sustainable agricultural solutions. Monsanto’s purchase includes the Agradis name and its collection of microbes that can improve crop productivity. Monsanto has also acquired the company’s R&D site in La Jolla, California. Additional details were not disclosed. Read more

Synthetic Genomics Inc. and Plenus, S.A. de C.V. Form New Sustainable Agriculture Company, Agradis, Inc. to Develop and Commercialize Products Using Genomic Technologies

Agradis Closes $20 Million Series A Financing Round

LA JOLLA, CA and MONTERREY, MEXICO—October 24, 2011—Synthetic Genomics Inc. (SGI), a privately held company developing and applying genomic-driven commercial solutions to a variety of markets including biofuels, biochemicals, and new bio-based food products, and Plenus, S.A. de C.V., a Mexico based investing and management company with extensive experience in a variety of business areas including agribusiness, have announced the formation of a new company, Agradis. The privately held agricultural biotechnology company will focus on developing and commercializing products to sustainably improve crop production efficiency using new advances in genomics and plant breeding. Read more