We at breeding botanicals international (bbi) are experts in breeding, propagation, field studies and large scale cultivation of bioactive plants.
We at breeding botanicals international (bbi) are experts in breeding, propagation, field studies and large-scale cultivation of bioactive plants.
Plant breeding, i.e. the art and science of changing the genetics of plants in order to generate more desirable traits, presents a widely neglected discipline in the field of bioactive plants. It is one of bbi’s major aims to focus on the breeding by use of professional, state-of-the-art technologies, aiming at bioactive plants with more desirable phytochemical, pharmacological and agricultural traits.
Next to the breeding, bbi develops cultivation protocols and produces / supplies high quality plant raw materials to the food, pharma, feed and cosmetic industry.
Not least, bbi offers agronomical and pharmaceutical contract R&D services as well as consultancy to companies concerned with bioactive plants.
The range of our activities R&D activities includes the authentication, sourcing, domestication, in vitro and vivo propagation, breeding, pilot cultivation, and commercial large-scale production of plant materials as well as the development of extracts based on such plant materials.
bbi offers also extract developments. Our principle approach consists in the bioassay-guided development of new and innovative active ingredients from natural sources. It includes the discovery, sourcing and screening of suitable plant material, the identification of active fractions and molecules, the development of sustainable extraction methods and the definition and assurance of product quality.
bbi has its own laboratories in Europe and Asia and controls/owns agricultural land in various, climatically diverse production areas in Europe, Central and South Asia, Africa and the Americas. Thus, the company has access to a global net of experimental and production sites allowing the launching of R&D as well as production projects with a broad array of bioactive plants.
This global net of agricultural sites is complemented by the breeding activities: bbi’s breeding allows the development of genetically defined, genuine and proprietary plant material (i.e. plant varieties / cultivars / breeding lines) thus protecting the company’s know-how and avoiding any illicit or unwanted use of the plant materials and extracts by third parties.
As selection tools bbi employs phytochemical as well as pharmacological analyses.
The combination of breeding skills and production facilities allows bbi to provide solutions to even most challenging plant production assignments. Based on this approach and the long working experience in this field of bioactive plants, we at bbi feel confident to accomplish the commercial cultivation of our client’s plants even if prior cultivation trials failed.