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Lucent BioSciences, Inc.

Lucent has developed a new class of micronutrient fertilizers that is carbon-neutral, does not have run-off pollution while improving yield and crop quality.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Agriculture
  • Location Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • Currency CAD
  • Founded February 2014
  • Employees 12
  • Incorporation Type C-corp
  • Website

Company Summary

Lucent Biosciences has developed a patented process to bind micronutrients in bioavailable form to cellulose fibers. The technology is a major innovation in the fertilizer industry, because it is the first fertilizer that is carbon-neutral, does not tie up in the soil and does not have run-off pollution. Lucent’s fertilizer technology is unique because it provided nutrients to plant roots on-demand throughout the whole lifecycle.


  • Serial Entrepreneur, Investor 2 successful start-ups, 20 years of exec experience, M.Sc Industrial Design Engineering

  • Engineer with 20+years corporate R&D, 10+ years intellectual property management, M.Sc Physics, B.Tech Engineering

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    Farah Nour
    Director of Research

    15 years of experience in material research & Associate Professor PhD in Organic Chemistry

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    Sr. Biogeoscientist

    Experienced biogeography and ecology expert who has been working with multi-disciplinary research and development teams with a demonstrated history of working in the biotech research, development and engineering industries.

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    Director of Finance

    Caroline has over 20 years’ experience in financial and operational management. Caroline has experiences with IFRS reporting, and very familiar with audit and regulatory reporting. She holds a CPA, CGA, with a Bachelor of Finance Degree, University of Austin Texas.

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    Jah Shah
    Research Agronomist

    Jay has an MSc in Biotechnology and Ph.D. in Plant Biochemistry and Molecular biology. He worked as a visiting Ph.D. research fellow at Aarhus University, Denmark. Jay has published 6 papers with a combined citation of close to 350 and later registered one patent. After his PhD, he worked in different industries such as Plant-Based natural health products, Electronic sensors for the Agriculture industry, Organic crop care products.


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    Dr. Neil Branda
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    Jeff Ivan
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    Chris Paterson

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