Recently, Philips has signed a partnership contract and agreement with Gold Biotechnology Inc., a supplier of molecular biology research chemicals based in St. Louis, MO, to designate GoldBio as a certified Philips LED Horti Partner.
Under the partnership, GoldBio will expand its market reach beyond an already broad base of chemical reagent users, while providing Philips with a key avenue into the research market for its innovative LED products.
GoldBio brings to the partnership a multitude of long-standing relationships with research institutions and universities that specialize in plant research and horticulture, in addition to extensive knowledge of the global research market. The goal of this partnership is to integrate Philips’ new technology into labs and growth chambers across North America.
Solid-state LED lighting offers a number of benefits to the horticulture industry, including increased yields, enabling earlier flowering, speeding up root growth/germination and enabling more economical use of space. LED lighting is also highly energy efficient, helping horticultural producers lower their electricity consumption, especially during high energy consumption periods.