Arcadia Wins Foundational Australian Patent for Herbicide Tolerance in Wheat

The Australian Patent Office has quite recently granted a foundational patent covering herbicide tolerance in wheat to Arcadia Biosciences Inc., a consumer-driven agricultural technology company, headquartered in Davis, California. The company focuses on the development of traits for enhancing the nutritional value and quality of crops and food ingredients.

In a recent statement delivered, the company has mentioned that the newly granted patent provides Intellectual Property (IP) protection for mutations to the wheat genome that make it herbicide-tolerant. Furthermore, Arcadia has stated that it has also received a US Notice of Allowance from the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for the same technology.

All these announcements make both the United States and Australia the first major wheat-producing countries across the globe to approve the patents. According to Arcadia, additional Patent Applications are at present pending in several other prime markets worldwide.

The Chief Technology Officer at Arcadia Biosciences, Randy Shultz, has said that this patented technology shall serve as the foundation for innovations and inventions in herbicide tolerance in wheat in the coming future. He has further mentioned that with the help of additional research, this patented technology can even develop an exceedingly efficient hybrid wheat production system, which shall transform the entire wheat industry.

Currently, Arcadia is seeking potential licensing partners for its herbicide-tolerant wheat technology.

The Chief Commercial Officer at Arcadia, Sarah Reiter, has stated that this patented technology can indeed prove to an essential tool in the hybrid breeding toolkit for the right wheat innovators and inventors out there.

The USPTO has granted four patents to Arcadia earlier this year. Two of those patents correspond to extending the shelf life of whole wheat by reducing the oxidative and hydrolytic rancidity. Besides, the company has also received notices of allowance for two other patents that extend the earlier mentioned claims corresponding to the extended shelf life of wheat and reduced gluten grains. For more visit:

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