RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, North Carolina, USA and BRISBANE, Australia, November 5, 2018 – Elo Life Systems has opened a new Australian location at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Gardens Point Campus in Brisbane. Honorable Minister Leanne Enoch, Queensland’s Minster for Environment and Science, attended as the guest of honor at the event held at the Institute for Future Environments (IFE).
Elo Life Systems, a subsidiary of Precision BioSciences, uses ARCUS genome editing technology and multi-crop expertise focused on developing and commercializing innovative agricultural and food products that support human health. With QUT, Elo will create novel plant-based protein alternatives and other nutritionally enhanced crops that bolster Australia’s position as a leading global exporter of high protein pulses.
Dr. Arun Sharma, QUT’s Deputy Vice Chancellor for Research and Commercialization, hailed the event as a momentous occasion on QUT’s path to be a solutions-focused ecosystem for translational sciences. Drs. Arun Sharma and Fayaz Khazi, CEO of Elo Life Systems, performed the ceremonial ribbon cutting. Professor Sagadevan Mundree, Director of Centre for Tropical Crops and Biocommodities, and several QUT and Queensland government dignitaries were in attendance. Elo-Australia’s Resident Director Mario Pennisi, a leader in the Australian life sciences industry, served as the Master of Ceremony.
About Elo Life Systems
Elo Life Systems is dedicated to improving life. Our mission is to create novel products that enhance the nutrition and diversity of the food supply. To address agricultural needs, Elo partners with stakeholders in the food systems value chain to bridge gaps and meet needs across agricultural productivity, nutritional demand, food security, and human wellness. To learn more about Elo and its parent company, technology platforms and product pipelines, please visit www.elolife.ag and www.precisionbiosciences.com