Global Health and Pharma magazine has announced the winners of the 2016 Biotechnology Awards with phenotyping specialist LemnaTec awarded best digital plant phenotyping platform for its pioneering work in field phenotyping.
The relatively new field of biotechnology is increasingly seen as being at the very vanguard of medical science and the 2016 Biotechnology Awards showcase the best contributions from firms working within this fascinating and vital industry.
LemnaTec provides a comprehensive range of phenotyping platforms built around its LemnaTec OS phenotyping software. The latest of these is the Field Scanalyzer, a huge motorized gantry that moves along a field monitoring the growth of crops in real time.
The first Field Scanalyzer was installed at Rothamsted Research in the UK and another system is currently under construction for the Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) in the US.
Although there are alternative automated systems for field phenotyping, such as unmanned aerial or ground vehicles, these solutions cannot provide the detailed and accurate data sets scientists need for in depth analysis of plant characteristics and development. The Field Scanalyzer delivers deep phenotyping data, from an array of cameras, sensors and scanners, in a field environment throughout the lifetime of plants.