Patent No. 15 735 823.5–1107 Marks Anoth­er Major Mile­stone for Emerg­ing Tech­nol­o­gy Leader

ST. PAUL, Minn. (Dec. 08, 2020) Ver­dant Tech­nolo­gies, a recent­ly launched tech­nol­o­gy com­pa­ny focused on prod­uct life exten­sion for per­ish­able prod­ucts, announces that the Euro­pean Patent Office had grant­ed Patent No. 15 735 823.5–1107 to Ver­dant for the elec­tro­sta­t­ic print­ing process, or pho­to­copy process, used in their growth reg­u­la­tor tech­nol­o­gy Har­vestHold™.
The USPTO grant­ed Ver­dant two patents (US 9,421,793 and 10,376,472) for its 1‑MCP elec­tro­sta­t­ic print­ing press tech­nol­o­gy in 2016 and 2019. The addi­tion of the EPO patent sig­nals a mile­stone in pro­tect­ing their rev­o­lu­tion­ary posthar­vest plant life exten­sion deliv­ery tech­nolo­gies as Verdant’s  Har­vestHold tech­nol­o­gy enters the glob­al mar­ket. 

“With the issuance of the EU patent, we con­tin­ue to build a deep­er and wider moat, pro­tect­ing our pro­pri­etary tech­nol­o­gy and deliv­ery method around the world,” said Gor­don Robert­son, for­mer­ly CRO/CMO and now Pres­i­dent of Ver­dant Tech­nolo­gies. “It also demon­strates a com­mit­ment to con­tin­ued inno­va­tion. Ver­dant start­ed with a deep desire to cre­ate tech­nol­o­gy-based solu­tions for a greater good, help­ing fresh prod­ucts reach con­sumers with enhanced life span and qual­i­ty, and reduc­ing food and flo­ral waste. The upcom­ing com­mer­cial­iza­tion of our ini­tial prod­uct offer­ing, Har­vestHold, is only the begin­ning. Dis­cov­ery is what dri­ves us, and this patent is a valu­able addi­tion to our arse­nal of 1,000 plus patents that have been grant­ed glob­al­ly over the past 20 years.”

Ver­dant Tech­nolo­gies owns a vari­ety of patents focused on fruit, veg­etable and flo­ral fresh­ness and life exten­sion. Many of Verdant’s tech­nolo­gies uti­lize 1‑Methylcyclopropene (1‑MCP), a plant growth reg­u­la­tor in fresh pro­duce and flo­rals. 1‑MCP inhibits the plant hor­mone eth­yl­ene, which ini­ti­ates ripen­ing in plants after har­vest, sig­nif­i­cant­ly extend­ing prod­uct life and improv­ing qual­i­ty. 

“This is an impor­tant new way to deliv­er our pro­pri­etary for­mu­la to pack­ag­ing mate­ri­als,” said Jon Fobes who recent­ly stepped into the role of Chief Tech­nol­o­gy & Sci­en­tif­ic Offi­cer at Ver­dant. “We have pre­vi­ous­ly secured patents around flex­o­graph­ic print­ing which will be used in most instances, but this patent with elec­tro­sta­t­ic print­ing gives us an alter­na­tive print­ing process to sup­ply prod­ucts tai­lored to the needs of our cus­tomers. It’s incred­i­bly reward­ing to offer this ground-break­ing tech­nol­o­gy to cus­tomers, some­thing that’s brand new and hasn’t been done before in our space.” 

Verdant’s tech­nol­o­gy is acti­vat­ed by nat­ur­al plant humid­i­ty, mak­ing it a stor­able, portable and reli­able prod­uct life exten­sion solu­tion that can be uti­lized through­out the sup­ply chain. Har­vestHold, Verdant’s pro­duce and flo­ral life exten­sion tech­nol­o­gy, will be avail­able in ear­ly 2021.

About Ver­dant Tech­nolo­gies

Ver­dant Tech­nolo­gies is an emerg­ing leader in the tech­nol­o­gy indus­try and the mak­er of Har­vestHold, a posthar­vest prod­uct life exten­sion solu­tion for pro­duce and flo­ral prod­ucts. Ver­dant and its part­ners work togeth­er to deliv­er longer-last­ing, bet­ter-qual­i­ty prod­ucts to more peo­ple in more places and reduce neg­a­tive envi­ron­men­tal impacts of food and flo­ral sup­ply chains. Ver­dant Tech­nolo­gies has cor­po­rate offices in St. Paul, Minn. For more infor­ma­tion, vis­it www.verdant-tech.com.