KeyGene is a molecular genetics R&D company and delivers sustainable molecular genetic responses to the world’s need for stability in the yield, quality and health of crops. KeyGene assists breeding companies by providing cutting edge breeding technology and trait improvement platforms for their own crop development.
The world population will grow to 9 billion in 2040. Parts of the world won't have enough food whereas other parts will have too much or the wrong types of food. This combined with the dangers of climate change and exhaustion of natural resources (land, water, bio fuels) makes it important to find new and innovative ways to help feed the world in a sustainable way.
THE VALUE WE ADD
We offer integrated technology and trait solutions for seed breeders. We aim at long-term partnerships with leading industry players. With our technology and trait platforms we help providing sustainable molecular genetic responses to the world's need for yield stability, quality and health of 6F crops.
FROM A START-UP TO AN ESTABLISHED BUSINESS
At the time of its foundation in 1989 KeyGene employed three people. Since then KeyGene has grown continuously. KeyGene is now an international Ag Food Biotech company with sites in Wageningen and Rockville, MD and employs 140 staff.