Arcadia Biosciences, Inc.

Arcadia Biosciences was founded in 2002 to pursue agriculture-based business opportunities that improve the environment and human health. Arcadia identifies and develops promising technologies. The company commercializes products from these technologies through channels that will deliver the most value to consumers, producers, our partners and our shareholders. We use a number of technology tools-both GM and non-GM-to develop our product portfolio, including precise genetic screening, advanced breeding techniques and genetic engineering.

Company details

202 Cousteau Place, Suite 200 , Davis , California 95618 USA

Locations Served

Business Type:
Manufacturer
Industry Type:
Agriculture
Market Focus:
Nationally (across the country)
Year Founded:
2002

This company also provides solutions for other industrial applications.
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Arcadia Biosciences develops and commercializes agriculture-based technologies that create value for growers and consumers while benefiting the environment and enhancing human health.

Arcadia Biosciences was founded in 2002 to pursue agriculture-based business opportunities that improve the environment and human health.

Arcadia identifies and develops promising technologies. The company commercializes products from these technologies through channels that will deliver the most value to consumers, producers, our partners and our shareholders.

We use a number of technology tools-both GM and non-GM-to develop our product portfolio, including precise genetic screening, advanced breeding techniques and genetic engineering. Our current areas of focus include:

Environment Health Technologies

  • Nitrogen Use Efficient Crops
  • Salt Tolerant Plants

Human Health Technologies

  • GLA Safflower Oil
  • Extended Shelf-Life Produce

Arcadia is privately held and has its headquarters in Davis, CA, with additional facilities in Seattle, WA, and Phoenix, AZ.

Our commitment to the developing world:

We recognize that improved crops can have a significant positive impact on food and water issues in developing countries, and we believe that many of our technologies are applicable to these situations.

We're committed to maintaining an ongoing dialogue with leaders in the developing world and learning about specific needs in key regions.

Where possible and appropriate, we will work with research institutions, non-government organizations (NGOs) and government agencies to make our technologies available at no cost to researchers for use in crops that are essential in the developing world but not core to our business.

We will be active in seeking opportunities to contribute ideas and technologies as part of a solution to the challenges of feeding people and improving economic well-being. To further enhance these programs, we will remain involved in the technology transfer process and provide technical guidance throughout the development process.

  • We use the most modern and effective combination of technologies available to develop improved plants that help enhance environmental and human health. These technologies include high-throughput screening, advanced plant breeding and precise genetic engineering.
  • At the genomic level, TILLING enables Arcadia researchers to discover variation by specifically identifying a 'knockdown' or 'knockout' of any specific gene. Knockdowns in specific genes produce a reduction of function that is often sufficient to result in a desired trait.
  • TILLING was developed in the Basic Sciences Division at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in late 1999.