Working with Industry
Many domestic industries rely on domestically-grown or imported tropical fruit crops but have difficulty identifying suitable partners for Research and Development. Our program facilitates tropical fruit research by leveraging our in-house capabilities and external networks to offer complete solutions for your R&D needs. We will manage the entire project and provide regular updates depending on your needs.
We can begin the discussion under non-disclosure agreements and offer a range of sponsored program options depending on the required level of intellectual property protection. We work with potential sponsors to also fulfill our mission to support domestic growers and communicate research advances. We work exclusively through Florida Foundation Seed Producers (ffsp.net) to license and commercialize new cultivars to protect your investment and our domestic growers.
Agilent 1220 HPLC with autosampler and VWD, ELSD detectors
Attune NxT Flow Cytometer with Autosampler
Applied Biosystems QuantStudio 3 Real Time PCR System
Applied Biosystems SimpliAmp thermal cyclers
Tecan Plate Reader
Mettler Toledo AutoTitrator
Atago Brix and Acidity sensors
Access to GCMS through collaborators
Access to high-performance computational capabilities
Available field space
Routine molecular biology capabilities
Tissue culture including micropropagation and transformation
Fruit quality analysis including aroma