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Phylos in the News

Feb 27, 2024 | Kyle Jaeger, Marijuana Moment

THCV Increases Energy And Motivation Without Marijuana’s ‘Munchies’ Effect, Double-Blind Study Finds

Phylos and marijuana research firm People Science announced the results of the study they conducted, which demonstrated that a THCV product “significantly increased energy, activity, motivation and well-being compared to placebo.”

Feb 27, 2024 | BNN

Phylos and People Science Unveil Groundbreaking THCV Study: A Leap for Cannabis Wellness

As the cannabis industry continues to evolve, the focus on rare cannabinoids like THCV, backed by solid scientific research, is set to transform the market, offering consumers natural, effective alternatives for enhancing their well-being.

Feb 20, 2024 | Benzinga

Phylos® Names Whitney Conroy as Chief Commercial Officer

Whitney Conroy as Chief Commercial Officer will be responsible for all revenue-generating activities of the company and will report to Phylos' Chief Executive Officer Ralph Risch.

Jan 11, 2024 | The Oregonian

Oregon venture capital plunges again, to lowest point in 6 years

In a very tough year for Oregon venture capital, Phylos' fundraising was the second largest in the state in 2023.

Nov 29, 2023 | Forbes

Phylos Bioscience Sets Out To Unlock The Power Of THCV

Phylos Production-Ready Seeds can lower the cost of cultivation. Plus Cannabis 3.0 is heading towards effects-based cannabis.

Nov 28, 2023 | Organigram

Organigram Increases Investment in Phylos After Successful Milestone Achievement

Organigram to advance the conversion of its grow rooms with custom designed, F1 Hybrid seeds

Oct 22, 2023 | SFGate

Extremely rare pot discovered 50 years ago is finally available in California

Cannabis hunters traveled across the world and risked their lives looking for THCV, yet no one seemed to be able to find a consistent supply of it. Now, that’s all changing.

Jul 28, 2023 | Greenhouse Grower

How You Can Transition From Greenhouse Tomatoes to Cannabis with Minimal Budget and Footprint

By harnessing the potential of production-ready seeds, Streamline Farms achieves scalability, profitability with modern seed genetics.

May 26, 2023 | MJBizDaily

Organigram makes THCV investment in US cannabis genetics company Phylos

Canadian producer Organigram Holdings is investing as much as $8 million in Portland, Oregon-based cannabis genetics and seeds company Phylos Bioscience. Under the deal, Organigram will shift to producing cannabis from seed and create new products containing the minor cannabinoid THCV.

Jul 22, 2022 | Greenhouse Grower

From Seed to Bud and Back Again: The Evolution of Cannabis Seed Desire

Previously shunned by some cultivators, modern plant breeding and data science is bringing seed-grown cannabis up to par with clonal varieties.

May 04, 2022 | Grow Magazine

Essential Products: Seeds and Plantlets!

Phylos seeds are ready to pop in soil just like any packet of tomato seeds you might buy. They've done the pheno hunting and data analysis for growers wanting to eliminate the process to save time and get to market faster.

Apr 28, 2022 | mmj daily

New Generation of Cannabis Seed Ensures Consistency for Commercial Growers

Phylos is providing a long-awaited solution for commercial growers looking for uniformity, input reduction, and risk mitigation for large-scale cannabis and hemp production — highly-optimized production-ready F1 hybrid seed.

Mar 31, 2022 | Brian Beckley for Marijuana Venture

Phylos study shows benefits of high density growing arrangement

A new study of cultivation techniques by Phylos Bioscience and Progressive Plant Research shows that using larger pots and a high-density planting arrangement will produce the highest biomass and extract yield. However, large pots and lower density will produce a higher percentage of Grade A flower per plant, leading to a higher price point.

Mar 29, 2022 | Grady Moore for mmj daily

The intersection of data science and cannabis: creating a sustainable future

Regulatory hurdles, research restrictions, and limited banking options have plagued the cannabis space for years and although forward progression is happening relatively quickly, a new concern has recently become the central topic of discussion for many in the industry — sustainability.

Mar 24, 2022 | Grady Moore for Greenhouse Grower

Creating a Sustainable Future for Cannabis With Data Science

As states continue to loosen their regulatory grip and allow cannabis trade, environmentalists, farmers, and researchers have brought to light the concern of commercial cannabis’ impact on the environment.

Mar 10, 2022 | Brad Cheng for Global Cannabis Times

Study Reveals Optimal Canopy Density for Small Growers

Phylos, PPR researchers conduct experiments to determine optimal plant density strategies for smaller grow operations.

Feb 21, 2022 | mmj daily

What is the optimal canopy density for highest yield, efficiency and profitability?

Phylos, alongside its research and cultivation partner Progressive Plant Research (PPR), have announced the results of their day-neutral cannabis density trial.

Feb 02, 2022 | Pete Danko for Portland Business Journal

Portland cannabis genetics startup, after stumble, raises $7.6M

The Portland cannabis genetics company, founded in 2014, soldiered on after losing its cool-startup luster in a 2019 PR crackup, and on Tuesday announced a $7.6 million funding round.

Dec 21, 2021 | the green room

The future of Cannabis is in the Seed. An interview w/ Ralph Risch, CEO, Phylos Bioscience

It all begins with the seeds - Phylos believes quality control starts in breeding and continues through seed production. The final hemp & cannabis product means buyers can trust the quality and consistency of the strains they are purchasing. Let’s listen to the entire interview with Ralph who discusses this in more detail, and you'll learn what autoflower means to a successful grow operation.

Dec 01, 2021 | mg Magazine

America’s Top Cannabis Industry Employers 2021

Even in a world upended by a deadly pandemic and harsh economic realities, cannabis companies proved people are the heart of their business.

Nov 24, 2021 | MMJ Daily

"We have a responsibility to improve the sustainability of this industry"

In partnership with its dedicated research and cultivation partner Progressive Plant Research, Phylos is projecting a reduction of total energy use by 36% due to the significant improvements and automation made to the facility since the conversion to a cannabis and hemp greenhouse cultivation operation.

Nov 05, 2021 | Hemp Industry Daily

Black farmers group, Oregon State to give out 1 million donated hempseeds

A hemp crop science company has aligned with the National Black Farmers Association and Oregon State University to provide 1 million hempseeds to Black and Indigenous growers and farmers of color without capital investment. The effort, led by Portland, Oregon-based Phylos Bioscience, aims to provide opportunity for communities that are disproportionately affected by the war on drugs.

Feb 28, 2020 | Nat Levy & Cara Kuhlman for GeekWire

GeekWire 200 update: GeekWire Awards finalists well-represented atop the rankings

Phylos debuts on GeekWire 200, a ranked index of Pacific Northwest startups.

Feb 26, 2020 | The Cannabis Scientist

The Cannabis Scientist Power List 2020

Phylos's Alisha Holloway, PhD is celebrated as one of The Cannabis Scientist's 20 most influential people in cannabis analytics.

Jan 21, 2020 | Carrie Muehling for AgWired

Helping hemp farmers to know what they grow

Companies like Phylos are looking to partner with hemp distributors across the nation to help bring transparency to the hemp industry.

Dec 11, 2019 | AGDAILY Reporters

New AutoCBD hemp seed cuts maturation time by weeks

Phylos, a Portland-based hemp and cannabis science company, has brought its first hemp seed, called AutoCBD, to market.

Oct 24, 2019 | Eric Hurlock for Lancaster Farming

Lancaster Farming Industrial Hemp Podcast featuring Mowgli Holmes

Episode 56: On this week’s podcast we talk to Dr. Mowgli Holmes, co-founder and CEO of Phylos, a plant science company that is trying to revolutionize the hemp industry through data, technology and expertise.

Oct 10, 2019 | Andy Andersen for Weedmaps

10 High-THC Strains You Should Know About

If you're looking for a high-THC experience from cannabis flower, these 10 strains historically test high in the cannabinoid.

Sep 30, 2019 | Danny Danko for High Times

The Rebirth Of Subcool: The Inside Story Of A Legendary Bud Breeder

The famed cannabis breeder Subcool shares his story of surviving and thriving.

Jul 24, 2019 | Hannah Wallace for Wired

High Drama: A Cannabis Biotech Company Roils Small Growers

Science and technology are about to revolutionize cannabis, but longtime players fear they’ll get snuffed out in the process.

Jul 24, 2019 | Cannabis Aficionado

A Frank Conversation with Mowgli Holmes, CEO of Phylos Bioscience

Cannabis Aficionado spoke to CEO Mowgli Holmes to learn more about their approach to large-scale agriculture, plant patents and IP rights, and the future of cannabis.

Apr 18, 2019 | Pete Danko for Portland Business Journal

A $50M Oregon hemp seed producer and a fast-growing cannabis genetics firm gird for a Big Ag onslaught.

A hemp seed producer and a genetics firm fight to maintain their leadership positions as the cannabis regulatory terrain opens up.

Feb 19, 2019 | Midas Letter Live

SugarBud Craft Growers Corp (CVE:SUGR) CEO on Strategic Partnership with Phylos Bioscience Inc

SugarBud Craft Growers Corp will be partnering with Phylos Bioscience to catalog their diverse collection of cannabis varieties.

Feb 04, 2019 | Christopher Jones for MG Retailer

The Cannabis Plant: an Unfolding Story in Genetics

Scientists and growers are working to find order in tangled strain genetics, but ancestry claims are difficult to substantiate.

Jan 23, 2019 | Patrick Wingrove for Managing IP

Prior art shortage could strain US cannabis innovation

Counsel at Steep Hill Labs, Phylos Bioscience, Medicinal Genomics and the Open Cannabis Project explain how cannabinoid innovation could be blocked by overly broad or weak patents at the USPTO, and what the industry is doing to develop, collect and record prior art

Dec 11, 2018 | Dennis Romero for NBC News

Scientists search for marijuana's holy grail — consistent highs

Marijuana companies are hiring scientists to develop a plant that will produce consistent, reliable highs.

Nov 01, 2018 | Hannah Wallace for INC

The Biggest Surprise of the $8.5 Billion Cannabis Boom? Dozens of the Startups Striking It Rich Are Actually Really Boring

Turns out, there's lots of money to be made by servicing the companies that are growing and selling legal weed.

Jul 17, 2018 | Cash Crop Today

CCT Featured Interview with Ralph Risch Phylos Chief Operating Officer

Ralph Risch, COO, of Phylos is an experienced entrepreneur and business leader who has founded and successfully exited multiple companies in the high tech industry. He has a BS in Engineering and Computer Science from the University of Colorado.

Apr 20, 2018 | Lauren Yoshiko for Rolling Stone

The Rolling Stone Guide to Legal Pot: Oregon

The weed industry in the Beaver State is focused on clean pot, educated customers and really cute stores.

Jan 29, 2018 | Melissa Schiller for Cannabis Business Times

Phylos Bioscience Brings Transparency to Cannabis Industry Through Genetic Testing

Co-Founder and CEO Mowgli Holmes discusses the company’s genetic certification process, the benefits it provides cultivators and the company’s Phylos Galaxy, a snapshot of today’s cannabis genetics.

Nov 29, 2017 | Josh Jardine for Portland Mercury

What’s in a Strain Name? Not Much, It Turns Out.

Which Is Why Phylos Is Mapping Your Weed’s Genetics

Aug 23, 2017 | Madison Margolin for Merry Jane

The DNA of Dank: Private Labs Lead the Way in Mapping Cannabis Genetics

With only commercial support, testing labs in weed-friendly states are finally exploring the genes of ganja.

May 16, 2017 | Peter Hess for Inverse

Scientists are trying to make weed varieties more scientific

Van Patten is one of a growing number of cannabis cultivators who would like to see breeders approach marijuana cultivation in a more scientific way instead of haphazardly cross-breeding varieties to see what they can get.

Apr 20, 2017 | Angus Chen for Scientific American

Some of the Parts: Is Marijuana’s “Entourage Effect” Scientifically Valid?

Industry players swear pot’s many chemicals work in concert, but most scientists hear a THC solo

Apr 05, 2017 | Emily Fata for New Cannabis Ventures

How Genomic Mapping and Stabilizing Cannabis Genetics Could Help Cultivators and Consumers

Genomic Mapping: The New Cannabis Luxury Experience

Dec 20, 2016 | Shane Dixon Kavanaugh for Vocativ

Is That Really Sour Diesel? Scientist Takes On Weed’s Big Question

Using weed's DNA, Mowgli Holmes has created the world's largest genomic database of marijuana

Dec 01, 2016 | Greg Zeman for Cannabis Now

No, You Won’t Be Smoking Hunter S. Thompson’s Weed

Will we really be smoking Dr. Hunter S. Thompson’s stash?

Oct 19, 2016 | Carrie Arnold for PBS

The Rise of Marijuana™ (Patent Pending)

To the cannabis industry, a patent granted last August was either doomsday or the dawn of a new era, depending on who you asked.

Aug 04, 2016 | Kenneth Morrow for Cannabis Business Times

Gene Wars

The genetic landscape may be about to change dramatically and affect growers everywhere.

May 18, 2016 | Shango Los for Ganjapreneur

Mowgli Holmes: Creating the Cannabis Family Tree

Mowgli Holmes is the co-founder and Chief Science Officer of Phylos Bioscience, a cannabis genomics firm whose mission includes telling the evolutionary story of the cannabis plant.

Apr 20, 2016 | John Markoff for The New York Times

Start-Up Plans 3-D Visualizations of Pot Strains, Using Genetic Data

On Wednesday, Phylos Bioscience, an Oregon biotechnology start-up, will begin offering an online interactive guide that visually portrays the genetic relationships of almost 1,000 types of cannabis, otherwise known as marijuana.

Apr 20, 2016 | Kathleen Wong for MIC

Phylos Bioscience Startup Made a 3-D Interactive Map of Almost 1,000 Marijuana Strains

Most people come face-to-face with marijuana strains in dispensaries, on a forum or from a dealer, but what if they could scroll through about 1,000 strains and their "statistical relationships" through a three-dimensional graphic?

Mar 14, 2016 | Winston Ross for Newsweek

The Man Mapping the Marijuana Genome Is Changing the Weed Game

Because he's a scientist, not a back-slapping venture capitalist, Mowgli Holmes loathes using the term networking to describe even the portion of his job that entails shaking hands in the cannabis industry.

Nov 23, 2015 | Timothy Anderson for Cannabis Now

Into the Roots: Mapping the Cannabis Family Tree

DNA sequencing may also go a long way in helping to remove some of the imposter plants from the general cannabis gene pool as clones become ‘known’ and ‘tagged’ through that registry.

Sep 21, 2015 | Jay for The Cannabis Reporter

The Cannabis Evolution Project: Phylos Bioscience is Mapping Cannabis Genetics

Smoke Reports has always been very appreciative of all of the different organizations publishing positive cannabis information and research. Phylos Bioscience, based out of Portland, Oregon, is certainly one such company that deserves recognition for their dynamic research of cannabis genetics.

Jul 28, 2015 | Rebecca Randall for GoLocalPDX

Oregon Searches for Path Around Federally Illegal Marijuana Research

Marijuana research has been impeded for years due to its illegal status nationally. So now that states are decriminalizing the drug and opening medical marijuana programs, where do they turn for scientific guidance?

Jul 25, 2015 | Teresa Mahoney for The Oregonian / Oregonlive.com

It's a ____ ! The Oregonian's marijuana seedlings' gender revealed. What should we name them? (Pot Grow Diary | Day 24)

Our seedlings have been gender tested and the results are in.

Jul 22, 2015 | Noelle Crombie for The Oregonian / Oregonlive.com

Oregon considers regulation of pesticides in marijuana industry

Katie Wuestenberg dons protective while spraying the marijuana plants with a vitamin B supplement at Chalice Farms in West Linn.

Feb 14, 2015 | Daniela Hernandez for Splinter

How genetics is reshaping the marijuana industry

Every morning, Josh Chase makes his way from Goetz House, a yellow-and-white cottage in the middle of nowhere Washington, past a makeshift 8-foot “security fence” built from square-cut pieces of lumber and black plastic tarp, down to the greenhouses.

Jan 27, 2015 | Wm. Willard Greene for Willamette Week

Green Genes

Weed's been with us since the Ancient Steppes. Portland's Phylos Bioscience will revolutionize what we know about it.

Oct 01, 2014 | Jacob Rummel for Inlander

High-Minded Science

Exploring pot's family tree

Sep 22, 2014 | Noelle Crombie for The Oregonian / Oregonlive.com

Is that Sour Diesel in your bong the real thing? Portland scientist sets out to map marijuana DNA and find out

Before Lemon Haze and Super Skunk, it was mostly just good and bad weed.

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