Ai Oikawa, CEO/CSO, introduced AFINGEN’s activity at Seed Central Ag-Tech Showcase 2018

Feb, 2018

Seed Central is a public-private partnership. Its purpose is to energize the seed and agbiotech industry cluster surrounding UC Davis and to contribute to the economic development in the region and beyond. Seed Central facilitates communication & research collaboration between the seed and agbiotech industry and UC Davis in order to bring science to market…

AFINGEN received $125k Phase I grant from NASA STTR FY2017 Program for Efficient Crop Nutrient Recycling System Development

Jun, 2017

The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs merge the overarching potential of small firms with the legendary intellect of NASA.  These partnerships spur a kind of innovation that not only propels technology into the future, but most importantly, into the nation. By providing opportunities for small businesses and research…

Ai Oikawa, Director, presented AFINGEN’s technology and outcomes at TechConnect World 2017

May, 2017

The TechConnect World Innovation Conference co-locates with the largest global innovation program in physical and life sciences. The joint programs include the Nanotech 2017 Conference, the National Innovation Summit and the National SBIR/STTR Conference.

Ai Oikawa, Director, presented AFINGEN’s technology and outcomes at 2017 Ag Innovation Showcase, UC Davis

May, 2017

The Food & Ag Innovation Showcase will feature the most promising Ag startups and research projects pursuing solutions in high value, nutritious agriculture and food from across the globe. The 2017 selected companies fall into the following categories: AgBio Tech, Animal Health, Diagnostics, Farming Innovations, and Food Science.

Carolyn Fritz M.B.A. and Kenneth Davenport Ph.D. join Afingen management team

Nov, 2016

Carolyn Fritz, M.B.A has over twenty years of experience in successfully building industrial biotechnology businesses. As part of the Afingen team, she advises strategy and commercialization plans to penetrate the markets and build the company. Kenneth Davenport, Ph.D. is an agricultural industry veteran, having served in leadership and executive capacities as Vice President of Strategy…

AFINGEN received $100k Phase I grant from USDA SBIR FY2016 Program for Fast-growing, High-yielding Forage Crop Development

Aug, 2016

The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) offers competitively awarded grants to qualified small businesses to support high quality research related to important scientific problems and opportunities in agriculture that could lead to significant public benefits.

Ai Oikawa, Director, presented AFINGEN’s technology and outcomes at Seed Central

Feb, 2016

Seed Central facilitates communication & research collaboration between the seed and agbiotech industry and UC Davis in order to bring science to market faster.

AFINGEN INC celebrates JBEI’s elite 100/500 club

Oct, 2015

DOE’s Joint BioEnergy Institute has Filed for 100 Patents and Published 500 Scientific Papers

AFINGEN INC established a contract partnership with the Advanced Biofuels Process Demonstration Unit (ABPDU) based on a funding from DOE BETO

Jul, 2015

ABPDU is proud to be a partner of Cyclotron Road, a program of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory supported by the U.S. Department of Energy EERE Advanced Manufacturing Office.

AFINGEN received $225k Phase I grant from DOE SBIR FY2015 Program for Yeast Strain Development

Mar, 2015

A new synthetic biology technique enables engineered yeast strains to increase production of advanced biofuel compounds by 50x to compete favorably with the cost of 2D diesel.

AFINGEN’s activities were introduced by Berkeley Lab News Center – “New Lab Startup Afingen Uses Precision Method to Enhance Plants”

Oct, 2014

Berkeley Lab breakthrough can lead to cheaper biofuels, improved crops, and new products from plants.

AFINGEN’s founders, Dr. Dominique Loqué & Dr. Henrik Scheller received 2014 R&D 100 Award

Jul, 2014

Tissue-Specific Cell-Wall Engineering for Biofuels and Biomaterials is a suite of precision genetic tools that will improve crops bred for production of food, biofuels, industrial polymers, and pharmaceuticals.

AFINGEN was established as a startup from LBNL

Mar, 2014

Since 1990, Berkeley Lab technology has formed the basis for over 40 start-ups, creating over 2,000 new jobs in these companies alone.

AFINGEN received $1.72M research grant from DOE SBIR Fast-track program

Feb, 2014

The US Small Business Administration serves as the coordinating agency for the SBIR program. It directs the agencies’ implementation of SBIR, reviews their progress, and reports annually to Congress on its operation. SBA is also the information link to SBIR program.