The MGx platform technology, developed by MicroMGx, discovers new chemistry by harnessing the power of the world’s best chemists: microbes. Microbes have been creating and modifying chemicals to do specific tasks for over 4 billion years. An excellent example is our lead molecule, MGX 1001. Nature created a bacteria that causes onion center rot, which led to the discovery of a new chemical naturally produced by this bacterial strain. We have tested the active ingredients and are now making plans to develop this chemical into a broad-spectrum herbicide. The best part is that it appears to have a new mechanism of action.