A global research and development (R&D) innovation center was opened in the Central Taiwan Science Park in Nantou County, Taiwan to help transform Taiwan’s agricultural biotechnology R&D achievements into marketable products.
The facility is owned by CH Biotech, a company dealing with plant physiology and biotechnology. CH Biotech houses 13 distinct laboratory facilities, 10 artificial climate chambers for simulating environmental conditions, and four experimental greenhouses for cultivating major crops.
CH Biotech General Manager John Wolf told the Globe News Wire in an interview, “Modern agriculture requires new solutions that transform how efficient, effective, and productive a farming operation can be.”
“This investment in scientific research and discovery will significantly advance the development and commercialization of new technologies that help agricultural systems capture more of their true potential,” he added.
The R&D Innovation Center will also provide employment opportunities for agriculture students as it has collaborated with the Taiwan University and Chung Hsing University in conducting researches and personnel trainings. Currently, it has 40 R&D team members specializing in biology, agronomy, and chemistry and is expected to expand to more than 100 researchers to strengthen its operational performance.
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