Press Releases and Cibus In The News
Our most recent news items and corporate updates.
Cibus Appoints Co-Founder Rory Riggs, as Chief Executive Officer
San Diego, October 7, 2021 - Cibus, a leading agricultural biotechnology company, announced today the appointment of Rory Riggs, co-founder, and Chairman of Cibus, to serve as Chief Executive Officer.
Cibus and GDM Establish Strategic Partnership to Deliver New Solutions for Soybean Farmers
Complementary expertise in trait production and soybean genetics combine to create economic and sustainable solutions for soybean seed companies and farmers
San Diego and Buenos Aires, Argentina, July 7, 2021 - Cibus, a leader in precision gene editing in agriculture, and GDM, a leading global soybean research company, today announced a strategic collaboration focused on developing and delivering new solutions for challenges faced by the soybean farmers.
Cibus Welcomes the European Commission’s Landmark Study on New Genomic Techniques (NGTs) that Includes Cibus’ Gene Editing Technologies
Study Affirms the Potential of NGTs to Significantly Contribute to Agriculture Sustainability, the Key Objectives of the European Green Deal (Farm to Fork), and Makes an Urgent Call for Regulatory Reform
San Diego, May 4, 2021 - Cibus, a leader in precision gene editing and trait development in agriculture, welcomes the published findings of the European Commission’s New Genomics Techniques (NGTs) study.
Cibus Appoints Wade King, M.D., as Chief Financial Officer
San Diego, March 11, 2021 - Cibus, a leader in precision gene editing in agriculture, today announced the appointment of Wade King, M.D., as Chief Financial Officer (CFO).
Cibus Announces Successful Field Trials for Disease Tolerant Trait in Canola
Trial Results Mark a Significant Milestone in the Development of a Trait that Provides Tolerance to White Mold (Sclerotinia) in Canola/Oil Seed Rape Plants
San Diego, January 12, 2021 - Cibus, a leader in precision gene editing in agriculture, today announced that its first field trials have confirmed greenhouse results of a non-GMO trait that provides tolerance to white mold (Sclerotinia).
Cibus Applauds the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) Conclusion that Gene Editing by ODM, SDN-1 and SDN-2 Does Not Pose More Hazards than Conventional Plant Breeding
EFSA scientific opinion represents an important step in Europe’s “Farm to Fork” initiative
San Diego, December 9, 2020 - Cibus, a leader in gene editing, welcomes the Scientific Opinion from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) on plants produced using different genome editing techniques: site-directed nuclease-1 (SDN-1), site-directed nuclease-2 (SDN-2) and oligonucleotide-directed mutagenesis (ODM).
Cibus Sharpens Corporate Focus to Concentrate on the Five Major Input and Agronomic Trait Markets in the Five Major High Yielding Crops, Divests its Canola Seed Business
San Diego, October 29, 2020 - Cibus, a leader in developing trait products for agriculture, today announced a sharpened strategic focus. Based on its recent success in developing input traits in the diverse areas of disease, weed control and agronomy, Cibus is focusing its business on developing traits in key input crop categories in the largest global crops: canola, rice, soybean, corn and wheat.
USDA-APHIS Designates 12 Additional Cibus Trait Products as Not Regulated
Trait products largely relate to fungal-disease resistance and herbicide resistance in canola, further bolstering Cibus’ position as a leader in non-GMO input and agronomy traits
San Diego, October 13, 2020 - Cibus, a leader in input and agronomy trait products, announced today an additional 12 of its trait products have been designated as non-regulated by the United States Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA-APHIS) Biotechnology Regulatory Services (BRS).
Cibus Appoints Rosa Cheuk Kim As Vice President, Legal
Cheuk Kim to continue overseeing legal activities as Cibus expands IP portfolio
San Diego, July 13, 2020 - Cibus, a pioneer of precision gene editing in agriculture, today announced the appointment of former Internal Counsel, Rosa Cheuk Kim, to Vice President, Legal.
USDA-APHIS Confirms Cibus’ Weed Control Traits in Flax and Rice Are Not Regulated Articles Under GMO RULES (7 CFR Part 340)
The first weed control traits in rice and flax bred by precision gene editing to be advanced in commercial development
San Diego, June 05, 2020 - Cibus, a pioneer in precision gene editing in agriculture, will advance herbicide tolerance traits in rice and flax crops to commercial development following United States Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA-APHIS) Biotechnology Regulatory Services (BRS) confirmation they are not regulated under genetically modified organism (GMO) rules.
Cibus Subsidiary Nucelis Granted Patent For Increasing Efficiency Of Vitamin D Production
New Patent Strengthens Cibus’ Comprehensive Intellectual Property Portfolio
San Diego, May 05, 2020 - Cibus, a pioneer of precision gene editing in agriculture, today announced its microbial strain development subsidiary, Nucelis, has been granted a new patent by the United States Patent and Trademark Office for increasing vitamin D production.
Clearlist Announces An Equities Marketplace For Private Companies
As global economies rebuild from Covid-19, ClearList will transform the private company valuation process, boosting capital formation and accelerating the path to public listing
New York, April 22, 2020 - ClearList, a digital trading platform that will transform price-discovery of private company securities and provide liquidity for those securities, was announced today, including its inaugural private-company client, San Diego-based Cibus, a leader in advanced plant-breeding technologies.
2020 SIMB Board of Directors Election Results
Cibus congratulates Noel Fong, Director of Strain Development, on her election as president of the Society for Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology.
April 2, 2020 - Congratulations to the winners of the 2020 who will take office at the SIMB annual meeting in San Francisco on Wednesday, August 12, 2020.
Cibus Achieves Critical Milestones for Two New Gene-Edited Traits that Increase Productivity for Rice Farmers
Precision gene-edited traits for one of the world’s largest crops to help reduce farmers’ costs, while improving yield and quality
San Diego - February 13, 2020 - Cibus, a pioneer of precision gene editing in agriculture, today announced significant milestones in developing two new critical traits for rice. In helping provide tolerance to two separate classes of herbicides, each trait has the promise to increase crop yields and quality for farmers and reduce harmful environmental impacts.
Cibus Achieves Critical Milestones for Three Non-GMO Traits to Increase Canola Yield
Traits added in leading crop with precision gene editing and without integration of foreign genetic material to reduce costs, improve yield, and increase environmental health
San Diego - November 6, 2019 - Cibus, a pioneer of precision gene editing for agriculture, has reached significant milestones in developing three new traits for canola, which can increase crop yields for farmers and reduce harmful environmental impacts.
Cibus Issued New Patent For Increasing Efficiency Of Gene-Editing In Plants
Further Extends Cibus Intellectual Property for its Precise Gene-Editing Technologies
San Diego - July 15, 2019 - Cibus, a leader in advanced plant-breeding technologies, today announced it has been granted a new patent related to increasing the efficiency of gene targeting in plants.
Japan Ministry Of Environment Issues Regulatory Policy Guidance That Would Bring Benefits Of New Plant Breeding Technologies To Japan’s Farmers, Food Industry And Consumers
The Ministry of Environment Policy is aligned with U.S. and other countries, including Argentina and Brazil, and would help facilitate international trade
San Diego - April 16, 2019 - Cibus, a leader in advanced plant-breeding technologies, is encouraged by policy guidance issued by Japan’s Environment Ministry relating to the regulation of gene-edited crops.
Cibus Issued New Patent Covering Its Gene-Editing Technologies In Plants
Patent Extends Intellectual Property for its RTDS® Technologies in combination with CRISPRs
San Diego - April 8, 2019 - Cibus, a leader in advanced plant-breeding technologies, today announced it has been granted a patent further protecting its proprietary, precision gene-editing technologies when a Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeat (CRISPR) nuclease is used in combination with its Gene Repair Oligonucleotide (GRON) to enable the editing of DNA.
Cibus Licenses Ultra-High-Oleic Canola Oil Trait To Valley Oils Partners
Adding the New Trait to Cibus Herbicide-Tolerant Germplasm Results in Cibus’ First “Stacked” Non-Transgenic Traits
San Diego - April 1, 2019 - Cibus, a leader in advanced plant-breeding technologies, today announced it has licensed to Valley Oils Partners certain U.S. rights to cultivate canola with the Cibus ultra-high-oleic oil trait.
Nucelis Partners With Darwin To Build Business In China; Signs First Development Agreement
San Diego - December 10, 2018 - Nucelis, the microbial strain development subsidiary of agriculture biotech company, Cibus, today announced a partnership agreement with Nanjing Darwingenetech Co, Ltd (Darwin) to jointly identify and enter into agreements with China based customers for Nucelis’ proprietary gene-editing and advanced fermentation expertise to improve fermentation yields and reduce costs.
Cibus leadership to present at prominent industry conferences
San Diego - May 2, 2018 - Cibus, a leading trait development and plant breeding company, will share its latest developments and discuss technology in agriculture and the future of food at multiple agriculture and technology conferences in the coming months. Executives will participate in discussions about its Rapid Trait Development System (RTDS®) and the latest advances in genome engineering for agriculture.
Cibus In The News
The Western Producer - 1/21/21: Sclerotinia resistant genetics for non-GM canola crop
Scientific American - 4/23/20: Diseases Can Jump to Humans from Plants, Not Just from Animals
The Wall Street Journal - 4/22/20: High-Speed Trader GTS to Create Online Market for Pre-IPO Shares
ClearList venture to allow private companies to issue and sell shares, avoid cost of initial public offering. Cibus is the inaugural client on this platform.
Seed World - 1/31/20: How Gene Editing is Reshaping Agriculture
Scientific American - 11/25/19: Breeding a Nonallergenic Peanut
San Diego Business Journal - 12/17/18: Technology, Talent Keep Area's Agriculture Growing Strong
Scientific American - 9/5/18: GMOs Are Not Agriculture's Future-Biotech Is
The San Diego Business Journal - 7/31/18: Cibus’ Genetic Editing Aims to Outdo GMO
New Scientist - 7/4/18: The second great battle for the future of our food is underway
Xconomy – 6/27/18: Cibus Raises $70M for Marketing of Gene-Edited Canola, More R&D
Successful Farming - 12/14/17: How Gene Editing will Boost Crop Yields