Science for Hire

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Agritechnology maintains world-class laboratories with state-of-the-art equipment and highly skilled and experienced staff.  Our staff and facilities can be contracted on a “science-for-hire” basis. You might choose to contract Agritechnology to:

  • Increase your research capacity
  • Access complementary skills to your own R&D capability
  • Utilise specialist equipment and technicians
  • Benefit from our track record and experience
  • Have a sounding board for your hypotheses

We provide the following contract R&D services:

  • Techno-economic evaluation
  • Proof of concept
  • Proof of scale-up
  • Bioprocess engineering
  • Custom biosynthesis

Specialist Equipment and Expertise

Agritechnology has specialist laboratory equipment and technical expertise in the following areas:

  • Fermentation
  • Food science/technology
  • Industrial microbiology
  • Biomass waste utilisation
  • Biochemical engineering
  • Agri-product processing

Intellectual Property

Agritechnology’s work revolves around the use of intellectual property. We often generate new IP protected by patents, trade marks etc. Companies need to be aware of their IP position when developing solutions; it is possible that a solution may contravene protected IP. Using other people’s IP can require licensing agreements or, if used inadvertently, could be subject to expensive legal claims.

Agritechnology does not offer a patent search service, however, we can help clients understand the IP landscape and determine your “freedom to operate”. If novelty exists, Agritechnology can advise on the level of IP protection appropriate to the end use, eg patent, trademark, trade secret.