Missouri Welcomes Soybean Innovation

In partnership with the State of Missouri, Soy Labs LLC (Fairfield, CA) broke ground on the Missouri Plant Science Center in Mexico. The center will serve as a biotechnology hub for companies such as Soy Labs to research novel manufacturing processes for soybeans and other plant-based materials for the nutraceuticals, functional foods, and plant biotechnology industries.

Partly funded by the Missouri Department of Economic Development, the center will be a shared-use facility. It includes office space, wet- and dry-research laboratories, and manufacturing equipment. Soy Labs is in charge of managing the 25,000-sq-ft facility. The company will also recruit other firms to participate in the project.