ToolGen is a leading Global Bio-tech Company. Since 1999, ToolGen has been successfully developing ZFN(Zinc Finger Nuclease), TALEN(TAL effector nuclease) and CRISPR/Cas9 for genome editing with a focus on Innovative Human Therapeutics, Molecular Breeding of Animals and Reliable CRISPR/Cas9 technology.

Since PLANTeDIT was founded, a strong collaboration with ToolGen has enabled progression of our research involving CRISPR/Cas9 for plant genome editing and the quick development of our first product (NON-TRANSGENIC HIGH OLEIC SOYA). 


RebelBio is one of the most well known startup accelerator programs worldwide. They are the leading early-stage accelerator in life sciences and part of SOSV. Over the two-decade history of SOSV they have a net realized IRR of over 30%, putting them in the top 5% of private equity managers worldwide.

PLANTeDIT was selected as one of the 15 highest potential life sciences companies (among more than 250 candidates) that took part in the RebelBio program (Cork, April-July 2017) for business training and early stage seed-funding.

University College Cork (UCC)

Collaboration with BEES started in May 2017 as part of the RebelBio program. The school is a prominent part of University College Cork (UCC), which in 2017 became the first University to be named “The Sunday Times University of the Year” for two consecutive years in the 15-year history of the award.

PLANTeDIT occupies office and lab space in the Plant Department of BESS, collaborating with student training and local/international fund raising.


Objectives of the IAPB are to promote plant biotechnology, including cell and tissue culture applications. These objectives will be achieved primarily by convening the international congress of the association and the publication of the association’s journal and newsletter.
PLANTeDIT is directly in touch with IAPB, and their president Prof. Barbara Doyle Prestwich, who has enthusiastically embraced and helped PLANTeDIT since the early stages.