Cibus Press Releases

Press Releases

Our most recent news items and corporate updates.

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.

Cibus Postpones Initial Public Offering

San Diego - February 14, 2019 - Cibus, a leader in advanced plant-breeding technologies, today announced it has postponed plans for an initial public offering.

Cibus Announces Launch of Initial Public Offering

San Diego - February 4, 2019 - Cibus Global, Ltd. (Cibus), a leader in advanced plant-breeding technologies, today announced the launch of its underwritten initial public offering (IPO) of 6,666,667 shares of its Class A common stock pursuant to a registration statement on Form S-1 filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Cibus Launches New Seed Brand Falco™, Bringing Change And Choice To North American Canola Growers

San Diego - January 31, 2019 - Cibus, a leader in advanced plant-breeding technologies, today announced the launch of its new seed brand, Falco™, offering North American canola growers four new canola varieties for the 2019 growing season, with additional varieties planned for next season.

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 Files Registration Statement for Proposed Initial Public Offering

San Diego - November 19, 2018 - Cibus Ltd., a leader in advanced plant-breeding technologies, today announced it has publicly filed a registration statement on Form S-1 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) relating to a proposed initial public offering (IPO) of shares of Cibus common stock.

Cibus raises $70M in Series C Funding

Proceeds to be used to commercialize the company’s first product, SU Canola™, and further advance multiple crop platforms

San Diego, CA - June 26, 2018 - Cibus, a leader in the application of gene editing technologies for directed mutagenesis, announced it has raised $70 million in a Series C funding. The round was led by Fidelity Management and Research Company and was joined by several other high-profile investors, including Alexandria Venture Investments and Cormorant Asset Management.

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.

David Sippell joins Cibus to lead Canadian operations

Winnipeg, Canada - December 18, 2017 - Cibus, a leading trait development and plant breeding company has appointed David Sippell as Vice President, and General Manager, Canada. He will manage Canadian operations from Cibus’ new office in Winnipeg. Sippell has more than three decades of experience within the agribusiness sector. With the recent launch of SU Canola™ in Canada, Sippell will direct Cibus’ growth and expansion into the Canadian canola market.