History – Work in Genetics

The history of Compudigital is pretty amazing. Starting with our research and development efforts involving Genetics in the early 80s. Compudigital designed one of the first Genetic Fusion Systems called the Progenetor. Distributed by Hoefer Scientific Instruments in San Francisco, California, the Progenetor was an innovative and cutting edge product that allowed Researchers to perform Genetic Fusion on plant cells. For example, you could cross Watermelon and Tomato seeds to product a 3rd plant. This resultant plat had the characteristics of the two you started with. So by continuing to cross these plants, you could successfully cause plants to take on the characteristics of the plants you started with. This is how the seedless watermelon was created, using Tomato and Watermelon Genes. The Progenetor was the device of choice to make this happen!

Eventually, we were issued a patent from United States patent office for our part in this technology. US patent office patent number 4,882,281 was issued on November 21, 1989 and listed as a probe for electrofusion, electroporation, or like procedure. We also received an additional patent for this technology for a single probe for electric fusion as well.

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