Expert team with deep experience in molecular plant breeding for improving medicinal crop productivity and in the development of bespoke medicinal natural products from plants.
CannaPacific with the University of Newcastle and Xing Technologies are working together to develop one of the most advanced Cannabis genomic breeding programs in the world.
With a team highly experienced in translational research on high value products from medicinal plants the collaboration will focus on novel traits of Cannabis plants, applying cutting edge techniques to engineer novel medicinal cannabis varieties, driving reduced variability, and increasing productivity.
Through the development of genetic markers, we can identify specific parts of the plant genome that are significant, and select which plants to incorporate into our breeding program in order to combine desirable traits such as specific cannabinoid profiles and yield, and track these markers through subsequent generations.
This will provide CannaPacific with the ability to produce cultivars that accumulate the desired cannabinoid content to support the development of new medicinal Cannabis treatments and novel cannabinoid product formulations.
Through a collaboration with the biotechnology company Xing Technologies, the team have the ability to fast track the identification of molecular markers which when coupled to CannaPacific’s broad selection of genetically diverse medicinal Cannabis varieties, will drive the development of new low cost formulations for the improved delivery of medicinal Cannabis products.
CannaPacific has research collaborations in place with Extractas Bioscience, a leading cGMP medicinal Cannabis service provider and global leader in research on medicinal plants, allowing the team to access a substantial stock of wild type genetic material.
CannaPacific and the University of Newcastle are aiming for a long-term collaborative research partnership, including PhD students who will experience the future of plant science whilst embedded within both CannaPacific and Xing Technologies.
Cannapacific’s advanced Plant R & D campus is located within our secure production facility on the North Coast of NSW. The cultivation area includes 400 square metres of climate-controlled, light deprivation advanced research space.
Students and researchers have the option of onsite accommodation during their visits. The picturesque location provides the ideal work environment with the beautiful beaches of Byron Bay a short drive away.