PRODUCTS AND SERVICES: In the next decade, plants will become the major source for new pharmaceuticals, industrial proteins, vaccines, and alternative energy sources. By 2011, plant-derived drugs alone will grow into a $26 billion market, treating diseases such as cancer, asthma, and chronic pain.

BioProductsStrains on biosecurity and product development threaten to reduce the full potential for plant-based products. A true bio-based economy requires new methods for research and production - methods that provide a safe and consistent growing environment to reduce development risks, while pushing the limits of traditional plant yields with a more productive and cost-effective system.

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ORBITEC is a partner on the BioAg Gateway initiative, a new facility to help position Wisconsin as a leader in bio and agricultural growth during the 21st century.

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