Examining the Socioeconomic Benefits of the International Space Station at SETI Institute

Secure World Foundation, SETI Institute and the International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory are co-hosting a two-event series on the socioeconomic benefits of conducting research and development onboard the ISS. The series will highlight important work being done on the ISS that benefits global efforts such as the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals. This first event will take place in the San Francisco Bay Area, with a second event to be hosted in Washington, D.C.

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Dr. Kaplan at Pheronym is honored to be invited to talk about how utilizing the ISS has been instrumental to Pheronym’s mission in contributing towards agriculture on earth and feeding the world.

Come and talk to us on Wed, January 29, 2020, at 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM PST, at SETI institute.

Address: 189 North Bernardo Avenue, #suite 200, Mountain View, CA 94043

How did the AstroNematode do in space?

AstroNematode returned to earth on Tuesday, Jan 7, 2020.

We received AstroNematode on Friday morning Jan 11, 2020.

Next……….. Stay tuned for a big surprise!

NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 12 December 2019 – Preparing for Boeing’s Orbital Flight Test of the CST-100 Starliner

Status Report – Source: SpaceRefPosted December 13, 2019 5:26 PM

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NanoRacks Module-85: The crew transferred the Module-85 tubes (3) and inserted them into cold stowage. Microgravity Effect on Entomopathogenic Nematodes’ Ability to Find and Kill Insects (Module-85 Pheronym) tests the effects of microgravity on the movement and infection behavior of beneficial nematodes, which are used to control agricultural insect pests. The research looks at whether these nematodes can navigate through soil, infect insects and reproduce in space. It also looks at whether their symbiotic bacteria function normally in microgravity and has any effects on insect host physiology.

For more information about the experiment, visit the AstroNematode website.

To join the mission for biocontrol in Space and on Earth, contact schiller@pheronym.com or support the project visit the AstroNematode shop.

New Payloads From ISS National Lab Implementation Partner NanoRacks Launch to the ISS

December 16, 2019, by ISS360: THE ISS NATIONAL LAB BLOG

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When SpaceX’s 19th commercial resupply services mission launched to the International Space Station (ISS) earlier this month, it carried close to 5,700 pounds of research and supplies to the orbiting laboratory. Among this cargo were several payloads from investigators working with ISS U.S. National Laboratory Implementation Partner NanoRacks. These ISS National Lab-sponsored payloads including “An experiment from biotechnology startup Pheronym in collaboration with the United States Department of Agriculture studying microscopic worms that kill crop-harming insects.”

Read more about these payloads in this recent Space Newsfeed article.

For more information about the experiment, visit the AstroNematode website.

To join the mission contact schiller@pheronym.com or support the project visit the AstroNematode shop.

Pheronym is Among the Start-Ups in the World Agri-Tech Spotlight: Ones to Watch

Start-Ups in the World Agri-Tech Spotlight: Ones to Watch

The World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit takes place twice per year in San Francisco and London, generating valuable opportunities for networking, knowledge exchange and deal-making among its international delegation of agribusinesses, technology providers, entrepreneurs and investors. Pheronym is among them. Keep reading

Pheronym at the 2019 world Agrictech Technology Showcase

Dr. Fatma Kaplan is presenting Pheronym's technology and AstroNematode project.

Top left-hand corner, Dr. Fatma Kaplan, CEO of Pheronym, is presenting Pheronym’s technology and AstroNematode project.

Pheronym is among the alumni of successful start-ups who have presented at World Agri-Tech.

To see 2020’s presenting start-ups on March 17-18, 2020, in San Francisco, follow the link.

Composite Biopesticides

Technology innovations in the biopesticide market: Composite biopesticides are bee-friendly.

Nemastim + beneficial nematodes together make a composite biopesticide.