The main activity of IribovSBW is the tissue culture of plants. Within the laboratory techniques are developed for multiplication of plants under sterile conditions.
Plant or parts of plants are placed on artificial growing media. The growing media contains all supplements needed for growth including plant specific substances to control the type of plant development. Plants are grown in special conditioned rooms where optimal temperature and light intensity can be applied. Most crops can be subcultured every 4-8 weeks. Considering the short growing cycle, tissue culture is an ideal technique in producing huge numbers of plants within a short period of time.
The sterile environment in the laboratory makes it possible to keep plants completely free of diseases, which is a large advantage over growing in the field or in greenhouses.
Currently we have experience with over 450 different species in tissue culture, to which every year some 20 new crops are added.