Norfolk Plant Sciences

Norfolk Plants Sciences (NPS) is a spin-out from the John Innes Centre and The Sainsbury Laboratory. The company was established by Profs Jonathan Jones and Cathie Martin as the UK’s first GM crop company. Their aim was to find ways of commercialising their research into plants with increased levels of health-giving compounds such as antioxidants.

Norwich Plant Sciences (NPS) is a spin-out from the John Innes Centre and The Sainsbury Laboratory, which together form one of the world’s leading plant science research institutes.

The company was established by Profs Jonathan Jones and Cathie Martin as the UK’s first GM crop company. Their aim is to find ways of commercialising their research into plants with increased levels of health-giving compounds such as antioxidants.

Now, backed by an experienced group of investors and advisors, NPS will develop its dark purple-fleshed tomatoes into products which will give consumers the benefit of their increased levels of anthocyanins. NPS has developed genetically modified purple-fleshed tomatoes, to contain the high levels of anti-oxidants and anthocyanins normally found in fruits such as blueberries and blackberries.

Norfolk Plant Sciences Ltd 
John Innes Centre
Norwich
NR4 7UH

Telephone: +44 (0)1603 255839

Email: info@norfolkplantsciences.com


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