Stem Shock is a programmable non-GMO herbicide platform to aid managers of towns, forests, farms, and parks in their fight against invasive or herbicide-resistant weeds. Our active ingredient kills only the weed while sparing the environment. Stem Shock uses RNA interference, a newly discovered technology gaining traction in the medical community. Unlike current chemical herbicides Stem Shock is not harmful to people and the environment. Stem Shock is nontoxic, non-spreading, biodegradable, and safe in rivers and lakes.
Oct 2015: Proud to announce Cotyledon Consulting Inc d.b.a. Stem Shock has won the SXSW Eco Startup Showcase Prize in Austin, TX, USA for Supply Chain and Product Innovation! This was an award category with stiff international competition.
Sept 2015: Stem Shock won the BCIC Resource Industry Prize, having made it through 3 elimination rounds of the BCIC New Ventures Competition, starting with 128 companies!
Previous local news coverage: http://www.vicnews.com/news/233034891.html
We have two Patent Cooperation Treaty filings in place with WIPO, and are entering the national phase now in multiple global territories.
We are moving our R&D into commercialization phase, focused on: testing spray formulations, multiple species, systemic spread throughout the target plant, and pollen delivery.
We are in the middle of our first major post-friends-and-family financing round.
We have received significant past and present funding from the Canadian National Research Council (NRC) Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP). Our finances have also been approved by reviewed and approved by the federal Scientific Research and Experimental Development Tax Incentive Program (SR&ED).
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