HPC083  |  Sustainable Production of Phyto-ingredients using Hairy Root Cultures

Plants and plant-derived ingredients are common and of major importance in the fields of pharmacy, food and cosmetics. The drawback of using plant-based innovative ingredients is that their production is influenced by many factors such as growth conditions, fluctuating yields, large time-scales of plant growth etc. Hairy root cultures of various pharmacologically significant plants present an attractive production platform that can be customized for various applications to reproducibly generate valuable compounds.

Exhibitor : Republic Polytechnic

Energy efficient laser lighting for horticulture applications

Horticulture activities rely heavily on two important resources: light and water.  In countries where there is a lack for either of the resources, alternative technologies such as artificial lighting and water sources are used as a supplement. In arid regions such as Saudi Arabia and the Middle East, over 95 percent of water can be lost through evaporation.  To address this issue, the invention provides a new method for growing plants and horticulture products in an enclosed environment to using a laser-based illumination system that is both efficient and cost effective. 

Exhibitor : King Abdullah University of Science and Technology