TECHNIQUE

Trichomes are the small epidermal protrusions or ‘hairs’ on the surfaces of leaves of most plants. Biologically, they are used for self-defence: they provide protection against high temperature, radiation, wind, humidity, pests and herbivore attacks. Trichomes’ peculiarity is that they are able to synthesize, store and sometimes secrete large amounts of specialized metabolites which could have significant therapeutic and commercial value in sectors such as natural cosmetics, animal health, pharma and nutraceuticals. The problem is that, usually, these metabolites are produced in very small quantities. Tricopharming applies biotechnology and agriculture to help optimize the concentration of these compounds of interest, as well as the number of trichomes and the general growth of the plants. Tricopharming is 100% natural, sustainable and scalable.