Company Directory The Future of Agriculture is at BRDG Park
BRDG Park enterprises range from early to mid-stage startups working to scale up – to the North American headquarters of international companies – all working to develop agtech and bioscience innovations to sustainably feed the world while preserving our environment. Our on-site biotechnician training program provides a trained workforce to accelerate your company’s growth.
BRDG Park Companies
Allied Blending LP
Allied Blending LP is a food ingredients manufacturer servicing the dairy, tortilla and specialty products marketplace. These innovative products get their start right here in the Danforth Center.
Benson Hill moves food forward with Cloud Biology® and the CropOS™ platform, a leading food innovation engine that combines data science and machine learning with biology and genetics. Benson Hill empowers innovators to unlock nature’s genetic diversity from plant to plate, with the purpose of creating healthier, great-tasting food and ingredient options that are both widely accessible and sustainable. More information can be found on Twitter at @bensonhillinc.
CoverCress is developing a new low carbon intensity crop that fits between corn harvest and soybean planting in the Midwest. It improves soil health, adds farmer revenue, and brings a scalable source of low carbon intensity oil for biodiesel and aviation fuel. As a winter annual crop, it is covering open land, as current use of cover crops is at 5% of the land due to costs and no direct cash return.
CTC Genomics LLC
CTC Genomics is the U.S. research site of the Brazilian company, CTC (Centro de Tecnologia Canaviera), the world’s largest sugarcane breeding company. CTC Genomics is focused on applying the latest cutting edge genetic engineering technologies to sugarcane, so that CTC can deliver novel, high-performing sugarcane varieties to our grower customers.
KWS Gateway Research Center
KWS is a global plant breeding company that started over 165 years ago and now operates in 70 countries. The KWS Gateway Research Center (GRC) is an integral part of KWS’ global network, driving research on new technologies and trait development for KWS crop products in global markets. The GRC interacts very closely with local and international research communities, and with our research headquarters in Germany.
Mycorrhizal Applications LLC
Mycorrhizal Applications LLC (MA) is the world’s leading supplier of mycorrhizal soil inoculant products, as well as the master distributor for a suite of additional biological and botanical plant support products for the horticulture industry. MA leads mycorrhizal fungi research and production for products used to promote root mass expansion, nutrient efficiency and water acquisition to optimize plant health, performance and vigor. Our mycorrhizal inoculants, biological fungicides, plant growth regulators, and botanical insecticides are utilized by farmers, professional horticulturists, landscapers, forest nurseries, restoration and erosion control specialists, and soil media manufacturers to maximize plant success and improve return on investment.
NewLeaf Symbiotics is a bioagriculture company dedicated to sustainable agriculture through the innovative research, product development and commercialization of the beneficial microbes called pink pigmented facultative methylotrophs or M-trophs. Our products, which fall under the brand name of Terrasym, help improve crop health throughout the season ultimately increasing crop yield and quality at harvest.
Pivot Bio offers a microbial nitrogen solution to farmers to help them improve productivity and the health of our planet. Pivot Bio is dedicated to providing farmers with tools and support to grow high-quality, environmentally responsible and sustainably focused food crops that help feed families worldwide.
RNAissance Ag LLC
The Danforth Plant Science Center
RNAissance Ag LLC was formed in January 2019 by TechAccel to develop and manufacture RNAi solutions in agriculture and animal health. The company holds the exclusive license to proprietary RNAi technology developed at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center that has promise to be effective for insect pests that previously were considered resistant to RNAi.
St. Louis Community College Center for Plant and Life Sciences
The Center for Plant and Life Sciences is a centrally located satellite campus of St. Louis Community College. A technical training program in biotechnology is located at the Center, along with extensive STEM outreach activities and the BioBench Contract Research Organization. The Center is a valuable resource for workforce training, outreach and independent student research support, as well as a vital tool for the startup community of the region with potential laboratory and equipment access.
TechAccel was founded in 2014 as a technology and venture development organization in the agriculture, animal health and foodtech sectors. TechAccel sources, acquires and invests in early-stage innovation. Through collaborations with universities and research institutions, TechAccel conducts advancement and de-risking research and development to advance technologies for market adoption and commercialization.
Valent BioSciences is a worldwide leader in the research, development and commercialization of biorational products for the agricultural, public health and forest health markets. With global sales, Valent BioSciences is known for its innovation, best-in-class quality in manufacturing, product performance and consistency, and fully developed portfolio of sustainable solutions.