Phytodetectors, Inc. was founded in 2006 by Dr. June Medford and Timothy Kerbs to pioneer the commercialization of plant synthetic biology. The company is headquartered in Fort Collins, Colorado and is an S-Corporation.
Dr. Medford’s laboratory is a world leader in applying the principles of Synthetic Biology to plants, bio-energy, and agriculture. The proprietary technology provides the ability to control responses or product accumulation (e.g., biofuel/biomass) with an external input. One significant application of the proprietary technology is for Plant Sentinels. The technology enables plants to serve as highly specific detectors using a computer designed input and a simple visual readout.
Working with laboratory plants.
Assembly of Synthetic Gene Circuits
For additional technical details on the Plant Sentinel Technology please see: