AGRI was founded in 1998 as a result of long-term trust-based cooperation between the Russian Institute GosNIIGenetika and the Japanese company Ajinomoto Co., Inc.
There are 120+ employees in AGRI. About 90% of them are involved in research and development, more than 1/3 of the employee holds Ph.D. degree in natural sciences
20+ is a number of projects every year that are carried out at AGRI for subdivisions and companies of the Ajinomoto Group
39 years is the average age of employee in AGRI
40+ strains developed at AGRI have been implemented for the commercial production of 15 different compounds, mainly amino acids and nucleosides, at 9 commercial plants of the Ajinomoto Group
We continuously improve our technologies. About 15% of the researchers at AGRI every year work on projects that are aimed at the development of new research techniques and improvement of advanced world technologies
The AGRI team has published more than 120 papers in peer-reviewed Russian and foreign journals. We obtained more than 150 Russian patents for AGRI technologies, foreign patents were granted on more than 100 technologies
In 2011, the international team of AGRI and Ajinomoto Co., Inc. was awarded the Russian Government Award for the achievements in the development of advanced technologies in microbiological production of amino acids