Inocucor Technologies Announces New Corporate Headquarters and Laboratories in Montreal Technoparc
February 25th, 2015
MONTREAL, Feb. 25, 2015—Agriculture biotech company Inocucor Technologies Inc. announced today that it has relocated its corporate headquarters to 7220 Frederick-Banting, Montreal, Quebec Canada H4S 2A1, effective December 17, 2014. This new facility comprises nearly 10,000 square feet and will serve as the company’s headquarter offices, pilot production facility and research laboratories for development of next-generation products.
Inocucor produces biological soil, seed and plant accelerators that improve yields, shorten growing periods and promote healthier, more resilient soils and plants for organic farmers, greenhouse growers and mainstream production farmers. The company’s patented fermentation process for isolating and combining naturally occurring yeasts and bacteria is similar to that used in winemaking.
The new facility was designed to be compliant with current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP’s) for the food industry, and will be dedicated to the research and pilot production of the company’s biological products for farmers.
The result of seven years of research by its two Montreal scientists, Dr. Margaret Bywater–Ekegärd and Ananda Lynn Fitzsimmons, Inocucor Garden Solution® is approved as a water treatment in Quebec and Ontario, Canada, and as a soil amendment in 23 U.S. states. It is OMRI Listed® for use in organic production.
Earlier this month, Inocucor closed an interim round of financing from Cycle Capital Management with participation from Desjardins-Innovatech. Inocucor has co-product development partnerships underway with Axter Agrosciences Inc., one of Canada’s leading providers of foliar feeding crop solutions, and with McGill University’s Department of Plant Sciences.
In its first two years of field trials for row crops at McGill University, Inocucor’s second-generation bio-stimulant product for large-scale agriculture produced yield increases of at least 10 percent. In a 2014 trial with Packman Broccoli by Clemson University’s Sustainable Agriculture Program, plants treated with Inocucor’s first-generation product, Garden Solution, out yielded untreated broccoli by 38 percent. Recent trials can be viewed here.