About Phytodetectors

The Company

            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: