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  • BIOTECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS
    FOR A SUSTAINABLE WORLD
    We have long known the enormous economic, social and ecological value of bamboo — our planet’s most versatile, renewable natural resource. Now, as the result of nearly a decade of research and development, Provitro Biosciences’ proprietary technology, Provitro™, unlocks the secret to rapid propagation, positioning natural bamboo as the responsible fiber of our future.
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A WIN-WIN FOR THE ECONOMY

AND THE ENVIRONMENT

Due to growing pressure on native forests, industry and consumers are demanding more productive, renewable resources. Naturally regenerating, fast-growing bamboo yields longer, stronger fibers than traditional wood products in a fraction of the time, while sequestering up to four times more carbon dioxide than most trees.

BIOTECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS

FOR A SUSTAINABLE WORLD

We have long known the enormous economic, social and ecological value of bamboo — our planet’s most versatile, renewable natural resource. Now, as the result of nearly a decade of research and development, Provitro Biosciences’ proprietary technology, Provitro™, unlocks the secret to rapid propagation, positioning natural bamboo as the responsible fiber of our future.

THE LEADER IN PLANT PROPAGATION

WITH PROVITRO™ TECHNOLOGY

When the world’s leading agricultural seed suppliers need alternative methods of providing crops to farms, they turn to Provitro Biosciences to produce plants using our proprietary Provitro™ technology.

Who we are: Science and  Safety

Cutting Edge Science, Without Genetic Modification

Scientists have employed tissue culture methods in plant propagation since the beginning of the 20th century. The process involves taking a cutting from a parent plant and putting it in a solution that encourages growth. The resulting plants are identical to the parent plant. 
 
Provitro Biosciences has taken this rudimentary science to a new level through its proprietary technology. Our technology does not genetically modify organisms and offers many advantages over more traditional propagation methods.

Benefits include:

  • Plant production on a large commercial scale

  • Reduced risk of disease, pests and pathogens

  • The ability to produce plants such as bamboo that are difficult to propagate using more traditional methods like seeds

  • An opportunity to reproduce plants with particularly desirable characteristics such as vigor and growth rate

  • The ability to produce mature plants in a shorter amount of time

  • The Earth’s remaining natural forests, and natural bamboo, continue to be cut down at an alarming rate in order to meet growing demand. To compensate for these dwindling resources, tree plantations have been established around the world to help offset the planet’s accelerating rate of consumption.

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  • While tree plantations are typically harvested every 15  to 30 years, bamboo can be planted, grown to maturity and harvested all in seven to 10 years.  Bamboo also regenerates by itself, sparing the high costs of replanting.  As with any commodity, however, reasonable steps must be taken to ensure that natural ecosystems are protected, and not replaced with agricultural crops.

  • Booshoot is leading the way in building a new, sustainable bamboo forestry industry in the United States and around the world. Our proprietary Provitro™ technology is revolutionizing countless industries, from pulp and paper to textiles, building materials, and beyond.

Bamboo Forestry: A Game Changing Alternative‚Äč

Horticulture Wholesale: Bamboo: King of the Grasses

Bamboo is king of the grasses. Upright and elegant, bamboo can add a distinguished vertical line to any landscape.

Although bamboo has earned a reputation for being an aggressive, fast-spreading menace, not all bamboos are runners. In the last ten years, newly introduced, non-invasive clumping bamboos have become increasingly available to the general public. These plants offer extreme cold hardiness, variety of form and texture; myriad different cane colors; and, most importantly, both tight and open clumps that do not spread when planted.

Bamboo is most commonly used as a fast-growing evergreen partition that allows privacy screening and texture in all seasons. With the advent of bamboo products in new construction, both commercial and residential (e.g., gazebos, fencing, hardwood flooring, and cabinets), use of bamboo in landscaping has become increasingly desirable as a living complement to these refined, natural products.

Bamboo is indigenous to all continents but two: Europe and Antarctica. With over 1,400 different species, it is a highly diverse and variable group of plants. Documented traditional uses date back as far as 200 BC and include such things as timber for housing, cooking utensils, weaponry, basketry, musical instruments, furniture, food, and medicine.

The strange phenomenon of bamboo flowering is called “gregarious bamboo flowering,” as plants of most bamboo species will flower at the same time everywhere in the world. To say a given bamboo species is a clone of itself the world over is an oversimplification. Though in essence, that’s what it is. What is important is that the majority of bamboo plants die after flowering. More specifically, clumping bamboo seems to completely die after flowering, while spreading timber bamboo can eventually generate new growth. This process can take so long, however, that most gardeners end up removing their flowered-out running bamboo to rid themselves of the dead-appearing grove.

Some bamboos can grow for up to 120 years before flowering. Others flower every 60 years. And some species, triggered by environmental conditions, can flower more frequently. Generally, growth is vibrant for all the years leading to a flowering event.

Provitro Biosciences is rapidly building our capacity and selection on both perennials and ornamental grasses. These plants are offered in Stage III and in a deep 72-cell plug.

Your Partner in Plant Propagation

Provitro Biosciences has deep propagation experience with a wide array of plants. Overcoming the challenges unique to bamboo is what put us at the forefront of plant propagation. Laboratories across the world had been unsuccessful in their efforts to consistently and reliably propagate bamboo, until we made a breakthrough invention after many years of focused research.

Experience & Affordability

Provitro Biosciences has leveraged its bamboo inventions for other hard to propagate crops as well, exponentially increasing our productivity capacity, while lowering the cost per plant. The company now consistently produces hundreds of thousands of plants from a few starts in a relatively short amount of time — reliably and affordably.

Provitro Biosciences is ready and willing to tackle custom work for you and your company on most any scale, in most any configuration.  Current clients include large companies in the consumer goods manufacturing, biomass energy, biotechnology, seed, agriculture and forestry industries.