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About Plant Health Care Inc.


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About Plant Health Care Inc.

  1. 1. ● Founded in 1995 ● IPO in 2006 on London AIM ● All “natural” products  Myconate®  Harpin Protein Technology ™
  2. 2. ● Purchased Harpin Technology in 2007 ● Adopted technology licensing strategy in 2008  Bayer  Monsanto  Syngenta  Mahkteshim-Agan  Germains  Arysta  More pending as of February, 2014 ™
  3. 3. Myconate ® ● Formononetin is active ingredient – biologically active isoflavone ● Discovered by researchers at Michigan State University ● Natural signalling compound that stimulates development of mycorrhizal fungi ● Increases growth and colonization of roots by beneficial Vesicular- Arbuscular Mycorrhizal (VAM) fungi, increasing absorbing surface area of roots
  4. 4. Harpin Proteins ● Harpins are a class of proteins that function in nature as warning compounds ● Harpins are part of the attack mechanism of pathogenic bacteria ● Derived from “Hypersensitive Response & Pathogenicity N” gene (HrpN) ● Discovered by Zhongmin Wei et al. at Cornell University ● Featured on cover of Science Magazine ● Received E.P.A. “Green Chemistry Challenge Award” in 2002 ● Acquired by PHC in 2007 Wei, Z., Laby, R., Zumoff, C., Bauer, D., Ho, S.Y., Collmer, A. and Beer, S. (1992), “Harpin, elicitorof the hypersensitive response produced by the plant pathogen Erwinia amylovora”,Science, Vol. 2 No. 57, pp. 85-7.
  5. 5. How Harpins Work Works from the Inside-Out
  6. 6. Bette, rather than go into a lot of detail about Plant Health Care, at this point, I think there needs to be a link that will take the viewer to the PHC website @