Phytelligence Opens Seattle Headquarters & Greenhouse Space; Moves Into Portland Tissue Culture Lab

Company secures 8 acres of greenhouse space in Seattle area and signs former Dow AgroSciences facility in Portland to increase plant capacity
 
SEATTLE - March 10, 2016 - PRLog -- Phytelligence (http://www.phytelligence.com), a platform agricultural biotechnology company that is revolutionizing the way food crops are grown, today announced the official establishment of their Seattle headquarters, and the extension of the company to Portland, Oregon. The expansion highlights new growth for the company, which was founded in 2012 and born in Dr. Amit Dhingra’s horticulture research lab at Washington State University.

The Seattle headquarters provide Phytelligence 118,000 square feet of greenhouse space and 85,000 square feet of outdoor storage to meet customer demand for 3-6 million plants in each of the next two years. More than 15,000 plantlets already arrive weekly from the company’s tissue culture laboratory in Pullman, Washington. The furnished facility, including delivery trucks, has a state-of-the-art, high humidity growth and acclimation building serving to help transition plants from the tissue culture gel composition to the sterile greenhouse potting environment.

“The Phytelligence Greenhouse facility in Seattle was the perfect fit for the company, “ said Ken Hunt, Phytelligence CEO. “The facility and its personnel were exactly what we were looking for as we continue to scale the production of our plant material.”

In Portland, Phytelligence recently moved into the 12,000-square foot PacTrust facility adjacent to the Oregon Business Park. Benefits of the Portland space include:

-       Matching capabilities - Formerly used by Dow AgroSciences for studying the production and use of plants for food, fuel, fiber, and land reclamation.

-       Skilled workforce - Phytelligence will retain most of Dow AgroScience’s Portland-based former researchers and use the facility in much the same manner.

-       Room to grow - Phytelligence is planning an expansion that can accommodate a total production of up to 29 million plants every year.

“I have worked most of the last 14 years at this laboratory facility with many of the tissue culture scientists who will make up the core team,” stated Tyler Spurgeon, Phytelligence COO. “They are a top-notch crew with expertise in tissue culture, micro-propagation, and micro-grafting. The combination of prime facilities and skilled employees will allow Phytelligence to grow exponentially.”

About Phytelligence

Phytelligence is a platform agricultural biotechnology company that is revolutionizing the way food crops are grown. Utilizing its proprietary growing techniques to provide superior quality crops, Phytelligence enables higher grower profit by increasing speed to harvest and reducing input costs. Phytelligence provides additional value to food crop growers and plant breeders through the application of advanced genetics enabling 100 percent guaranteed delivery of accurate plants, disease screening, plant repository services, securing of intellectual property, and the ability to co-develop new varieties of food crops. In addition, Phytelligence has a growing pipeline of biological and compound solutions aimed at improving returns throughout the food crop value chain.

Phytelligence was founded by Dr. Amit Dhingra in 2012 out of his Horticulture Genomics and Biotechnology Research laboratory at Washington State University and is headquartered in Seattle with offices in Pullman, Washington and Portland, Oregon.

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