Category: Automation and High-Throughput Technologies

1286-B - Delivering on Innovation through Strategic Partnership

Monday, February 5, 2018
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Twenty years from now the earth’s population will require 55% more food than it is currently able to produce.  Today, Monsanto is working with farmers around the world to do something about it.  Monsanto has established industry-leading products in over 60 countries giving professionals the freedom to make innovative advancements. Monsanto is at the leading edge of utilizing new technologies, harnessing the genetic potential of crop genomes to solve one of mankind’s greatest challenges.  Molecular Breeding Technology (MBT) is a global program that provides this innovative capability by delivering high-throughput genotyping data, development of new platforms and processes for genome analysis, and the generation of novel tools and information for selection in the Breeding and Biotechnology pipelines.  Through strategic partnerships, like the one with BioNex Solutions--which is driving innovation in laboratory instrumentation and automated systems--Monsanto is developing high-throughput next generation genotyping and transgenic trait detection systems to enable us to deliver on our commitment to create solutions that increase food availability and access, in a sustainable way, for a growing population.

Kevin Toomey

Research Associate
Chesterfield, MO

I participate in helping to discover and develop new products which will meet the long term needs of MBT. A lifelong St. Louis Resident, studied Biology at Rockhurst University in Kansas City, MO. and joined the Genetic Quality Assurance Lab at Monsanto in the fall of 2007. I served as a process lead, helping to ensure safety, efficiency, training, and generation of high quality varietal purity, identity, and hybridity data for the Global Production Technology division of Supply Chain within Monsanto. Kevin has been instrumental in the GQA’s quality management system by leading their compliance efforts to ISO 9001 and 17025 standards