TricoPharming

TricoPharming combines biotechnology and agriculture to produce valuable metabolite products in plant trichomes at a reduced cost. Trichomes are small epidermal protrusions on the surfaces of leaves and other aerial organs of most plants. Trichomes’ peculiarity is that they are able to synthesize, store and sometimes secrete large amounts of specialized metabolites which could have significant commercial value in industries such as natural cosmetics, pharma and nutraceutical.

Using this technique, we have improved the properties of Artemisia annua in a natural, sustainable and competitive way.

Image of Artemisia Annua trichomes taken using Electronic Scanning Microscopy
Image of Artemisia Annua trichomes taken using Electronic Scanning Microscopy