Calyxt

Calyxt

Consumer-centric, food- and agriculture-focused company.

Calyxt is a publicly traded, consumer-centric, food- and agriculture-focused company based in Roseville, Minnesota. it is a wholly owned subsidiary of Cellectis. Calyxt focuses on combining gene-editing technology and technical expertise with its commercial strategy to deliver healthier food ingredients such as healthier oils and high fiber wheat, for consumers and agriculturally advantagous crop traits, such as as herbicide tolerance for farmers.

Calyxt's proprietary customized gene editing technology, TALEN, is used by the company to create valuable traits through precise modification of plant genomes. Its pipeline has both consumer centric products as well as those that are farmer centric.

The company's lead product candidate is a high oleic soybean, which is in Phase 3 of development. Other products in its pipeline which are at various stages of discovery and development include:

  • High Fiber Wheat
  • Reduced Gluten Wheat
  • Blight Resistant Potato
  • Drought Tolerant Soybean
  • Herbicide Tolerant Soybean
  • Mildew Resistant Wheat
  • Improved Oil Composition Canola

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Bill Koschak

CFO

Dan Voytas

Chief Scientific Officer & CO-Founder

Glenn Bowers

Vice President of Breeding

Jim Blome

CEO

Manoj Sahoo

Chief Commercial Officer

Michael Arbadji

Director of Business Development

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Calyxt Has The Pieces In Place, But Needs Contracts To Light The Fuse

Stephen Simpson

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Will You Eat CRISPR Produce? - NEO.LIFE - Medium

Shelby Pope

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