Massachusetts Patent of the Month – December 2023

With a growing population, the world is in need of new technologies to improve agricultural yield and nutritional value. Agrivida, Inc. stands at the forefront of this endeavor, working to improve the manufacture of agricultural enzymes. The company is committed to improving the production of biofuels that then improve the use of enzymes in consumer products. 

Recently, the company has been granted a patent for their animal feed composition which incorporates phytases to improve preservation, dietary performance, and health. At the heart of Agrivida’s endeavors lies a commitment to enhancing crop resilience and yield through ingenious biotechnological solutions. 

The patent introduces a meticulous orchestration of genetic elements that enable crops to produce enzymes capable of transforming specific substances within the plant. In particular, it creates new levels of thermal stability by fusing certain elements to the target phytase enzymes. This targeted enzymatic activity holds immense promise for fortifying crops against environmental stressors, pests, and diseases. The result is a resilient and high-yielding harvest, promising not only agricultural abundance but also sustainability in the face of ever-evolving challenges.

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