Innatus 3G was our first platform. It delivers a range of disease and yield benefits to growers. It has been under evaluation with the five top global agricultural/seed companies.
Field testing and other technical evaluation of these platforms is well advanced. Our 3G peptides are designed to be combined with standard crop protection applications through both seed treatment and foliar applications to improve plant health and increase crop yields.
T-Rex 3G is a platform developed to protect crop plants against pest nematodes. It also shows good results in limiting the loss of yield caused by drought stress. Y-Max 3G behaves more like a biostimulant, promoting vigour and yield by regulating growth genes in the plant. Our fourth platform, yet to be named, is the most effective at limiting the loss of yield and promoting recovery in plants affected by drought stress. T-Rex 3G and Y-Max 3G were introduced to selected partners in the latter part of 2016. During 2017, eight industry partners conducted evaluation trials on one or both of these platforms.
We are in the early stages of development of our 4G peptide platforms. The first platform entails the incorporation of genetic sequences in the plant that allows the plant to express peptides internally.