The Lab@AgStart is a 6,000-sq-ft. incubator in Woodland, California. It includes a shared wet-chemistry lab, co-working space and dedicated desks and offices. It also features the Raley’s Food Lab, a certified food lab that enables startups to experiment on new food products with ingredients they develop.
The Lab reached full capacity within its first year of operation and plans to double its capacity before the end of 2022. Its home to ten startups that have attracted $45 million in private capital within the past year.
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Colleen McCain Nelson is a Executive Editor / Regional Editor for California at The Sacramento Bee and GSEC Board of Director. Learn more about why she values economic development, working with GSEC and living and working in the Greater Sacramento region.
Biotech company – MyFloraDNA – launches DNA profiling to identify and validate cannabis strains
MyFloraDNA combines DNA technology with high-throughput data management, using their Real Time Dashboard MyFloraCLOUD. This effective tool enables their clients to manage their data from tested samples. This app also uploads the Molecular ID information of the sequenced strain to the Blockchain (in case the client requires it) to protect the information as much as possible.
Origin Materials was founded in West Sacramento by two UC Davis graduates who met while studying chemical engineering. Today, Origin is the world’s leading carbon negative materials company, boasting partnerships with the likes of Mitsubishi and LVMH Beauty.