About Biogemma

Biogemma is a European plant biotechnology company founded in 1997 by seed companies and French field crop producers. Its original mission was to create new genetic variability via GM traits to be exploited by its shareholding companies.

With the arrival of the plant genomics boom in 1999-2000, Biogemma’s role was enlarged to include the development of genomics tools for its main target species and the production of informative markers for genes identified in the genomics projects. These marker- trait associations support the marker-assisted breeding programmes of their shareholders.

Today, Biogemma has around 80 staff and 4 sites. Research programmes focus on maize (corn), wheat, oilseed rape (canola) and sunflower.