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Carbon nanodots

Cheaper, Faster, Easier

CDotBio is a crop biotechnology company which creates valuable genetic traits quickly, cheaply and precisely. It is founded on the discovery that carbon nanoparticles (“Carbon Dots”) can enter plant cells despite the canonical view that cell walls and membranes would impede this uptake. This has led to the use of these particles as a ‘Trojan horse’ to allow the delivery of genetic material into plant cells. 

This technology simplifies gene editing (GE) and non-GM approaches to creating novel plant traits. Our technology will speed up the screening of new traits, reduce the time and labour required to develop a new trait and increase the range of crops that can be addressed. 

The company is operating in a continuously-growing business area with increasing demand due to population, climate change and the desire for locally-grown produce.