TechAccel is the latest tech company to receive funding from the Catalyst Science Translation and Innovative Research Grant program. The Kansas based tech company received the grant for their advanced genome editing technology. The grant will give the company the opportunity to begin trailing the technology that allows rapid and efficient gene editing of tomato plants.
TechAccel collaborated with Anne Britt from UC Davis Universities Plant Biology Department to develop the technology. The advances in the gene editing of food products makes crop growing more feasible for food producers. The technology allows growers to improve nutritional value, taste and aromas as well as helps growers to avoid browning and improve disease resistance.