ST. LOUIS – July 16, 2015 – BioSTL hosted a welcome reception for Israeli agtech company Forrest Innovations at the Bio Research & Development (BRDG) Park at the Danforth Plant Science Center on Thursday, July 16, 2015. Forrest Innovations recently announced plans to locate its U.S. Headquarters in St. Louis, making it the third success in seven months for BioSTL’s initiative targeting Israeli companies for recruitment.
BioSTL advances St. Louis’ economic vitality by cultivating a strong bioscience and innovation ecosystem. BioSTL organizes business, university, and philanthropic leaders around a set of deliberate strategies that capitalize on St. Louis’ strengths in medical and plant sciences. Focus areas include: building and investing in startups through our venture development arm, BioGenerator; improving access to investment capital; ensuring appropriate physical infrastructure; promoting science- and innovation-friendly public policy; fostering a more inclusive entrepreneurial talent pool in the region; attracting the U.S. presence of international companies; and communicating St. Louis’ strengths.
About Forrest Innovations
Forrest Innovations is headquartered in Israel, with additional state-of-the-art facilities in Brazil and in California. Forrest leverages its “Nature-treats-Nature™” platform to develop exciting novel green solutions and initially addresses two major outdoor challenges facing humanity: 1) To dramatically reduce the burden of disease vectoring mosquitoes, which debilitate millions of people around the world and kill more children than any other cause. 2) To save the Citrus industry from a devastating bacterial disease (‘Citrus Greening’) that is wreaking havoc in the major citrus producing geographies of the world and which is literally demolishing the orange juice industry of Florida.