Greenhouse

The Hexima Plant Transformation and Greenhouse complex is a secure, state-of-the-art PC2-accredited facility suitable for transgenic and non-transgenic plants.

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Full-Time Expert Team

Our team have extensive experience in the successful transformation of and caring for monocot and dicot plants.

Field Trials

Hexima has extensive experience in management of genetically modified (GM) plant field trials, dating back to 2003.

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Full-time greenhouse manager with over 20 years of experience and a PhD in plant pathology

Our Team have extensive expertise in the successful transformation of and caring for monocot and dicot plants, including maize, canola, tobacco, Arabidopsis, cotton and various ornamental plants.

Lockable Compartments

Nine individual locking compartment each measuring 11.3m x 7.5m

climate controlled greenhouse

Climate-Controlled

HUMIDEX computer controlled system with remote access and boilers and air-conditioners to control day and night temperatures.

greenhouse irrigation and lighting

Fully Automated

Automated irrigation systems with supplementary high pressure sodium and metal halide lighting (15 x 400W)

 

greenhouse walk-in cold room

Walk-in Growth Room

Tissue Culture labs, walk-in climate-controlled growth rooms, walk-in cold room, media preparation and pouring room.

 

Greenhouse Features

Hexima Glasshouse Compartment No Benches

Greenhouse compartment with no benches warmed by radiator heat. These compartments are suitable in caring for plants that grow to 2 metres in height. Fixed benches can also be installed in these compartments.

Hexima glasshouse compartment with benches

Greenhouse compartment with fixed rolling benches and under bench hydronic heating.

Hexima glasshouse compartment with benches and product

Hexima greenhouse compartment with benches and product.

Hexima glasshouse compartment with benches and product

Hexima greenhouse compartment with benches and product.

Deflask

Transgenic corn grown from tissue culture

Native Plant Extract Library

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Hexima has an extensive library of Australian native plant material and extracts as well as facilities for high-throughput screening for bioactive molecules. Hexima is open to collaborative and fee-for-service arrangements for access to this library.

Field Trial Management

Hexima has extensive experience in management of genetically modified (GM) plant field trials, dating back to 2003. At that time, Hexima was one of the very few Australian‐owned companies running GM field trials and over the years the company has gained valuable knowledge of the systems and processes involved with running GM trials in Australia. With expertise in regulatory and compliance of over 40 field trials of GM cotton and GM canola in Australia, we understand the complexities of the various DIR licence conditions imposed by the Office of the Gene Technology Regulator (OGTR).

During the past 10 years, Hexima has established a strong working relationship with the OGTR. We have successfully worked together with the regulator’s team on licence conditions and applications. This positive relationship with the office of the Regulator has been advantageous for both Hexima and also the OGTR.

 

Hexima’s field trial staff pride themselves on being professional at all times and have an attention to detail required for successfully completing regulated field trial work. This care encompasses all aspects of managing and running field trials, including compliance with regulatory agencies, both during the trial period and post‐harvest, data collection, data analysis, shipping/storage of samples, training and trial specific documentation.

Hexima’s field trial program is managed by Dr Yolanda Gaspar.

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