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One Business, Becomes Two

Over the past year the management of ORF Genetics, has been working on a new vision and strategy for the company. The new strategy is based on the premises that the operation of ORF Genetics has progressed into two different paths that have enjoyed synergy over the years but are now facing greater opportunities in separate entities: BIOEFFECT with an independent operation for skin care products and ORF Genetics working independently on growth factors. Consequently, the operation has been split in two separate businesses.

In-field Trials in Canada 2022 Continue

ORF has applied for a CFRT permit for summer cultivation 2022 where the aim is to analyze the accumulation of animal-derived growth factors in bioengineered barley grains.

Confined in-field trial production of bioengineered barley

In May of this year ORF Genetics hf. sowed out bioengineered barley for experimental in-field cultivation at the site of The Soil Conservation Service of Iceland (SCSI) at Gunnarsholt in southern part of Iceland.

May 2021 - ORF’s Greenhouse is Safe From the Current Volcanic Eruption

Most of the world probably knows by now that there is an active volcanic eruption on Iceland’s Reykjanes Peninsula. It all started on March 19, when lava started to burst through fissures in the Geldingadalir valley of Mount Fagradalsfjall on Iceland's southwestern tip. The volcano is about 40 kilometres (25 miles) from the capital Reykjavik