Inocucor Technologies Receives U.S. Patent for Microbial Products and Processes for Agriculture
November 19th, 2015
MONTREAL, Nov. 19, 2015— Inocucor Technologies Inc., the Montreal-based agriculture biotech company, was issued patent No. 9,175,258 by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to protect Inocucor consortia and unique microbial products.
Based in Montreal, Inocucor produces sustainable bio-based products that improve crop yields, shorten growing periods and create healthier, more resilient soils for organic farmers, greenhouse growers and mainstream production farmers. Its core technology was developed in 2007 by Dr. Bywater–Ekegärd and Ananda Lynn Fitzsimmons, who believed that microbial, rather than chemical, solutions would be needed to help farmers feed a growing world population.
This initial patent relates to Inocucor’s live IN-M1 microbial consortium and its fermentation byproducts, which are the basis of the formulation for Inocucor Garden Solution™, the company’s first-generation growth-accelerator product. Garden Solution is formulated to naturally sustain robust plant growth, increase plant vigor and actively build a friable and rich soil, improving the health of the entire phyto-microbiome.
The patent applies to each of the individual Inocul-M™ microorganisms characterized by Inocucor and in other task-specific live consortia like IN-M1. Also protected are the biological ingredients produced during Inocucor’s multi-species manufacturing process.