Varieties

The Trait Diversity of the Cannabis Species is Unprecedented. Through our research, based on meticulously collected data and its evaluation, we initiate necessary change and continue to open new doors to new markets.

puregene novel varieties

Our Varieties

Why Create Your Own Variety?

Puregene develops varieties best suited for market demands, utilizing proprietary DNA-based breeding technologies. By stacking relevant traits, Puregene combines proven characteristics in its varieties. Ultimately each cross and field trial performed is progressing cannabis. Puregene’s novel varieties are unique genetics and exhibit predictable characteristics, maximizing production potential and minimizing risk.

Phyto-Pharmaceuticals

The more than 100 active components in the cannabis plant offer the pharmaceutical industry completely new ways to provide products that are highly effective and natural. To fully capitalize on the potential of these ingredients, plant breeding must offer stable and safe conditions. By deciphering the pangenome, we can fully identify the characteristics and guarantee their stability during breeding.

Our variety research supports the next generation of polypharmacology research to discover compounds that act synergistically on the human body. Varieties with diverse chemical profiles and novel metabolites will fuel this emerging field of research.

Food Processing & Animal Nutrition

Hemp seed is naturally high in protein and Omega-3 fatty acids. By breeding larger seeds, high seed densities, and reducing seed shattering, the yield gap with soy, which is still more competitive, will close. Additionally, hemp seeds are limited for alternative protein use by humans, primarily because of unpleasant flavor compounds, which makes elimination of these flavors a breeding goal.

Fiber

Cannabis is an important contributor to a greener future. To bring the benefits of this natural raw material closer to as many people as possible, our research department is heavily invested in creating long-term added value for everyone: for people, the environment or the economy.

Hemp produces a diverse array of valuable fiber types. Our variety research facilitates using hemp as a replacement for plastics and textiles, in nanotechnology, and advanced composites. Varieties can be developed with more fiber, different lignin content, and different hurd-to-bast fiber ratios.

Regenerative Agriculture & Carbon Sequestration

Our variety research facilitates the goal of using hemp to sequester carbon by breeding varieties that grow roots larger, deeper, and faster, as well as researching slower degrading natural polymers like suberin. Hemp`s robust growth makes it an attractive target for bioremediation of heavy metals, salts and nutrients. By breeding more heavy metal-resistant varieties, hemp will become even more attractive for remediating brown field contamination sites.

In order to meet the EU and US’s net-zero emissions goal by 2050, we have to face the fact that the agriculture, forestry and land use sectors are responsible for 18.4% of global greenhouse gas emissions. Carbon sequestration strategy is clearly the most effective process for achieving this through plants, as they can absorb CO₂ from the atmosphere through photosynthesis and store the carbon in their biomass and the soil. The high cellulose and hemicellulose contents of cannabis and hemp make it ideal for this.