Our lab includes professional and hygienic facilities, including our Media Preparation Room, Climate Controlled Incubation Rooms, Media Storage Cool Rooms, and NATA Certified Laminar Flows.
- We will conduct a realistic assessment of a crop’s potential for success prior to agreeing to take on the project.
- Regular progress reporting is provided.
- Annual fee that is only renewed after discussion on progress.
- Initiation fee may be discounted against first commercial production.
- Mother plants for initiation are held in a greenhouse dedicated to initiation material.
- Mother plants for initiation undergo a stringent treatment program to ensure successful clean initiations.
- A variety of crops are produced by tissue culture and grown on as young plants in our nursery, or supplied to our customers as direct tissue culture.
- Tissue culture, also known as micropropagation, ensures the exact duplication of genetics and the protection of your most valuable clones.
- There is a common misconception that tissue culture implies genetic modification.
- It is important to note that genetic modification is the manipulation of an organisms genome using biotechnology which changes the genetic make up of the cells. There is no genetic modification of the plants through the tissue culture process.
- Micropropagation uses the techniques of tissue culture for the sole purpose of multiplication without changes to the cells.
- Throughout the process, developed protocols are stringently followed to ensure that the plants remain ‘True to Type’ with no diversification in quality or yield from the known mother plant.
- We are well experienced in handling large volume production, from both our Australian and overseas contract production laboratories and also through our young plant nursery
Intellectual Property and Proprietary Lines
- We have been producing tissue culture and developing protocols for proprietary lines for many years and have been entrusted with unique genetics by plant breeders from around Australia and all over the world.
- Ramm Tissue Culture are committed to the protection of our own intellectual property (IP) and the intellectual property of our customers.
- We have an in-house Qualified Person (QP) to handle Plant Breeders Rights (PBR) applications, as managed by IP Australia.
- Ramm is always willing to sign and adhere to the terms of any confidentiality and/or exclusivity agreement as requested by any breeder which we agree to work with.
- Confidential IP will never be shared with third parties and all genetic material remains the property of the owner.
- Ramm Tissue Culture is registered as an export establishment under the Export Control Act 1982 with the Australia Department of Agriculture.
- We are well positioned to facilitate the processing and shipping of young plants and tissue culture all over the world.
- Prescribed goods for export must be prepared, stored, handled and/or presented for inspection at a registered export establishment.
- At Ramm, plant material is inspected on site by Biosecurity and shipped by air from Sydney, New South Wales.
- We have experience exporting many different genera, both as plugs and as tissue culture to many countries across the globe.
We have experience producing a range of varieties and are open to taking on new varieties as well. Please see below for a list of genera that are currently not in commercial production, but we do have experience producing in commercial quantities. If you’re interested in producing a crop that is not on this list, please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss your options
- Almond/peach root stocks
- Apple root stocks