Norfolk Plant Sciences
with the GMO Purple Tomato as our vanguard product.
NPS is a spin-out from the John Innes Centre and The Sainsbury Laboratory, which together form one of the world's leading plant science research institutes.
The company was established by Profs Jonathan Jones and Cathie Martin as the UK's first GM crop company. Their aim was to find ways of commercialising their research into plants with increased levels of health-giving compounds such as antioxidants.
Now, backed by an experienced group of investors and advisors, led by Stephen Thomson and Eric Ward, NPS is developing its dark purple tomato into products, which will give consumers the benefit of their increased levels of anthocyanins.
Prof. Jonathan Jones
Prof. Cathie Martin
Dr. Eric Ward
See the recent article in the New York Times Magazine here.