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Pépinière Genopole Entreprises
4, rue Pierre Fontaine – Genopole Campus 3
91058 EVRY Cedex – FRANCE

Phone: +33 (0)1 30 21 90 38

Alexander SOROKIN: President
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#Ag Tech & Green Tech

  • Synthetic Biology
  • Gene targeting
  • Organelle Transformation
  • Genomics
  • Plant biotechnology
  • Non-transgenic methods

Field of Activity

Development of innovative technologies for nuclear gene targeting and organelle transformation. Synthetic biology, enzymes and proteins production for organelles.

Founded in 2009, Algentech has deposited five patent families, four of which in 31 countries and has signed several industrial contracts with leaders in the agro-biotech sector.
Algentech develops three innovative technologies for the agro-biotech sector, the tobacco industry, biofuel production, the pharmaceutical industry and plant research applications.

Our technologies enable precise targeting of genes in the plant nuclear and organellar genomes. The nuclear gene targeting technology allows the rapid identification of genes associated with important agronomic traits and the modification of genes for example to improve the nutritional quality of crops.
Targeted gene knock-out is also used in tobacco harm-reduction programs and to reduce the cost of production of plant-made proteins. Chloroplast transformation is mainly applied to the production of high value compounds in plants such as enzymes used in biofuel production, proteins and secondary metabolites for the pharmaceutical industry.
The mitochondria transformation tool is a breakthrough technology used for induction of cytoplasmic-male sterility for production of high-yield hybrid varieties.
The company has deposited four patent families in 31 countries and has already signed six industrial contracts with leaders of the agro-biotech sector. Algentech has recently signed an exclusive service agreement in Asia and the Middle East with a Malaysian company for gene targeting in tropical plants. In addition, two Indian companies joined our client portfolio.

Two contracts of co-development with license option for projects focused on the improvement of the coton crop were signed recently.
Algentech is seeking partnerships with agro-biotech companies, biofuel industry, pharmaceutical companies, seed companies and international research organizations.

  • Further information

    5 patent families deposited in 31 countries
    6 industrial contracts signed in 2014, including five with foreign companies
    8 staff members

Genopole’s Companies

#Ag Tech & Green Tech

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