Microbiome products for food and agriculture
To harness the potential of microbiomes
When microbes work together, they can be more effective than the sum of their individual contributions. They play critical roles in areas ranging from agriculture to human and animal health. Harnessing the potential of microbiomes will be imperative to a future of sustainability on a resource-limited planet.
Unique approach to improving microbiome function
Our proprietary discovery platform uses high-throughput DNA sequencing, selective enrichment and advanced informatics to identify microbial products with important commercial roles.
This approach is faster and less expensive than traditional approaches and uniquely identifies multi-microbial products which are often more effective than single microbe products.
Boost works with partners to discover and develop new products, that the partners can commercialize.
First applications are in food and agriculture
We are using our platform to generate unique data sets about agriculturally relevant microbiomes. Our first products will manage diseases of high-value crops.
In the field, our products will increase overall yield. Our products will extend the shelf-life of fruit and vegetables after harvest.
Boost works with partners to distribute products to farmers.
Novel, sustainable solutions to feed and heal people everywhere
Boost Biomes is using the powerful social networks among microbes to provide novel, sustainable solutions to feed and heal people everywhere. Our technology differentiator is the development of a causal understanding of microbial interactions powerful enough to allow the rational construction of designer functional consortia.
Our first products seek to reduce the enormous waste in agricultural products due to crop loss to fungal pests in the field and post-harvest. There is significant need for new biological, organic, safe biopesticides for crops; current chemical products have many challenges, such as regulatory burden for growers and safety concerns of consumers.
Harnessing the power of microbiomes will be imperative to a sustainable future. Boost’s core technology is a proprietary discovery platform that uses high throughput sequencing, selective enrichment and advanced informatics to identify microbial products with important commercial roles. Boost is uniquely positioned at the leading edge of a quickly expanding field looking to tap into the value offered by understanding and engineering microbiomes.
Operations Assistant - Part-time
Assistant for laboratory and business operations
Research Associate – Discovery
A key role in Boost's microbial discovery efforts
Scientist I – Bioassay Lead
A key role in leading Boost's microbial discovery efforts
Environmental Microbiology Scientist
A key role in developing Boosts' platform technology
Corporate / Business Development Specialist – Crop Inputs
Supports data-driven analysis and decision-making for the Corporate and Business Development teams.