Innatrix Awarded Competitive Grant from the National Science Foundation

Durham, North Carolina (May 20th, 2020) — Innatrix has been awarded a National Science Foundation Small Business Innovation Research grant of $224,594 to conduct research and development on creating high-affinity protein ligands to address critical crop losses caused by damaging pathogens and pests.

“NSF is proud to support the technology of the future by thinking beyond incremental developments and funding the most creative, impactful ideas across all markets and areas of science and engineering,” said Andrea Belz, director of the Division of Industrial Innovation and Partnerships at NSF. “With the support of our research funds, any deep technology startup or small business can guide basic science into meaningful solutions that address tremendous needs.”

“This award allows us to advance our mission to create environmentally-friendly, sustainable products that will allow farmers to overcome losses caused by pathogens and pests”, said Dr. Jiarui Li, Research Director at Innatrix.

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