The state of modern agriculture
Since the mid 20th century, modern agriculture has worked to overpower mother nature, resulting in a remarkably efficient global food system. But this approach comes at an environmental cost, and potentially a health cost. The demands on our food system continue to grow exponentially while the public calls for greener, safer and more sustainable solutions. Existing pesticides and herbicides are becoming less effective as destructive weeds, insects, fungi and viruses resist them. Oerth Bio is bringing new sustainable technology to improve our food system, safeguard crops, and restore the environment.
Proven technology opens possibilities
PROTAC® (PROteolysis TArgeting Chimera) technology has shown promising success in human health with emerging therapeutic solutions for treating a variety of diseases. In human applications PROTAC-based therapeutics modulate cellular proteins for best effect in eradicating cancers and restoring cell balance. PROTAC technology enables immediate therapeutic benefit while underlying genes are left undisturbed.
New sustainable answers for agriculture
At Oerth Bio we are translating PROTAC technology from its proven origins in human health to the expansive possibility it holds for plants and agriculture. We see potential to solve some of the biggest problems facing the global food system and we’re building a company, and world-class scientific infrastructure, to make it happen.