PBD Biotech, developers of a rapid new test for bovine TB, is one of seven UK agri-tech companies to have been selected to join the first Missouri Agri-Tech Connect Programme this week (23 – 27 February 2020).
Its unique Actiphage® blood and milk test is already in trials in the UK and overseas.
This intensive four-day delegation to St Louis, Missouri, will highlight further exciting opportunities within US trade and investment at the heart of US agricultural production.
Responding to the news, CEO of PBD Biotech, Mark Hammond, said, “We are delighted to have the opportunity to participate in Missouri Agri-Tech Connect – this is one of the benefits of being part of the agri-tech cluster and these programmes are a great way to get to know a new market.”
Led by membership body Agri-TechE, the Missouri Agri-Tech Connect Programme has been developed in partnership with the Missouri Partnership, World Trade Center St. Louis and the 39 North Innovation District (39 North) – both initiatives of the St. Louis Economic Development Partnership – with support from the UK Department for International Trade and British Consulate-General.
Other companies selected for the Missouri Agri-Tech Connect delegation include: Joseph Camm Farm and microbrewery; Small Robot Company, pioneers of robots as a service; and Willand Group, developers of technology for improving livestock management.