RNA THERAPIES FOR TREES

PROTECTING THE WORLD'S TREES

Trees are being decimated at an unprecedented rate with almost no species not under increasing threat from emerging pathogens.

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From 1900 -1940 virtually all of America’s 3 billion chestnut trees were wiped out by an invasive fungus

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Deadly bacteria spreading through SoCal vineyards while a novel virus is damaging NorCal ones

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Invasive bacteria has infected all Florida citrus tree rendering >70% unproductive and is spreading to California

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Thousand year old Italian olive trees are dying from invasive bacteria that threatens the entire $20 billion Southern European production

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Mysterious disease is causing apple trees to die across America & Asia

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Fungi causing $500M of annual damage to SE Asia palm plantations

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Virus infecting 300 million W. African cacao trees threatens the livelihood of millions of farmers

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Emergence of resistant fungal strain threatens all central American bananas

Our products are based on a novel type of RNA discovered by the Silvec team which can be engineered to target almost any virus, bacteria, or fungus without altering the host’s genome 

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PROPRIETARY RNA THERAPY

 Silvec products use a unique delivery approach based on a novel

type of RNA that we were the first to characterize

 

A single application can provide lifetime protection for a tree, vine, or bush against many diseases, eliminating much of the need

for genetic modification

 

We believe this represents a comparable breakthrough for trees as the invention of vaccines and antibiotics have had for humans

 

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