(St. Louis Post Dispatch) Nicklaus: Danforth Center makes a push to encourage ag startups

The Danforth Plant Science Center has long been a fertile source of startup ideas, and now it’s taking extra steps to push research from the lab to the marketplace.

In February, the non-profit research institution set up a for-profit subsidiary called Danforth Technology Co. to invest in and advise startups based on its scientists’ work. Last month, DTC marked its first success when a company called Peptyde Bio raised $1.2 million from investors. Read more