The field of plant electrophysiology has been studied for over 100 years but progress interpreting plant signals was limited. Now Vivent Biosignals, other companies, and leading researchers are making major progress at decoding these signals and relating them to specific plant responses.

Vivent Biosignals’ biosensors are designed specifically for capturing plant signals and work with both soft stemmed and woody species and both large and small plants.

Plant scientists can carry out experiments in laboratory or field conditions. Sensors can be leased or purchased and we provide access to an intuitive, interactive analytics dashboard to visualize signals and carry out statistical and machine learning analyses. Scientists have access to a LiveView of their plant signals remotely so monitoring experiments can be done from anywhere.

“For this study, strawberry plants were infected by thrips, the contamination of which could be detected after only 2 days with an electrophysical sensor. This means a significant time saving compared with visual inspection.”

Wageningen University Research
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
“We have used the Vivent Biosignals sensors for over 2-yr. It opens up a new way of examining plant electrophysiological responses to exogenous stimuli with this tiny and smart tool. I personally appreciate all the help from Thomas and other staff at Vivent Biosignals for their patient answers throughout my experiment period.”
Guoqi Wen, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Technische Universität Darmstadt
“The scientific project we are working on requires data sharing as collaborators in different cities use the equipment and analyze data. The response from the Vivent Biosignals team has been excellent. This concerns both technical support and the exchange of opinions with scientific staff from Vivent Biosignals.”
Ralk Kaldenhoff, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Center for Synthetic Biology

“We were surprised and delighted by these results. Plant electrophysiology can effectively distinguish those plants where the PDI (plant defense inducers) has been effective. We are very interested to see how this technology can help both in our research efforts and on the farm.”

Dr Sybille Lamprecht, Bayer
University of Kentucky

“Vivent Biosignals plant sensors have allowed us to monitor electrical output in plants and reach important conclusions regarding the role of electrical signaling in plant defense. Vivent Biosignals’ team has helped us with equipment set up, and data interpretation. They always responded promptly and worked with our university finance department to facilitate payment.” 

Pradeep Kachroo, University of Kentucky

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