Trelonk Molecular Wellbeing has unveiled £1 million worth of scientific capability at its site on the Roseland.
The Cornish plant therapy brand will now directly benefit from the research, extraction, and analysis that the new equipment will bring. Three state-of-the-art laboratories are designated for plant tissue culture, phytochemical extraction and molecular analysis.
The labs were opened by deputy vice chancellor of the University of Plymouth, Professor Jerry Roberts. He said: “The development of these new labs are enormously exciting to me in both my roles as a plant biologist and as deputy vice chancellor of the University of Plymouth.
“My particular area of responsibility is in research so I see this project has great vision for the future – getting plants to produce products which will be potentially very beneficial for medical purposes, for pharmaceutical purposes and a whole range of other benefits.”
Trelonk chief operating officer, Adam Parnall, said: “Having access to unique extraction equipment propels our products into a new global arena and elevates Trelonk Molecular Wellbeing in our field.
“It’s a huge boost for business, science and innovation in Cornwall and the south west. The ability to analyse our crops at a molecular level enables a deep understanding of the peak yield times for neutraceutical high-value plant molecules.
“It ensures quality control and succouring validation within the vertical integration model. Pushing our plants and products scientifically is an exciting step forward into the future of plant-based therapies.”