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(The STL) Seeds of Change

Founded in Argentina, agtech startup Seed Matriz is developing seed encapsulation technology so farmers can save and plant more seeds — and thanks to investment and support in St. Louis, the business is now growing in the heartland.

Seed Matriz, a company founded in Rio Cuarto, Argentina in 2018, is an agribusiness venture that aims to increase crop yields, reduce agricultural and environmental waste, and deliver biostimulants and biopesticides at optimal levels to support responsible farming practices.

Through an agreement with the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center in
St. Louis, Seed Matriz now conducts research and uses the center’s specialized plant science core facilities to better assist them in their research and development, giving the startup access to technology and facilities they likely wouldn’t have on their own.

“I think what we have in St. Louis is unparalleled anywhere else in the world, not just our research capacity and expertise, but the presence of corporate strategics and academia, multiple thriving innovation districts, and entrepreneurial support organizations,” Regagnon says.

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