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Grow Smarter With Plant Cell Technology

Your partner in plant tissue culture

Who are we?

PCT Has Been A Leading Organization In The Plant Tissue Culture Industry Since 1995.

We develop, produce, and market innovative solutions for plant tissue culture operations globally. Our well-researched, certified, and trusted products keep your cultures healthy and contaminate-free.

  • Our mission is to globally provide top-tier products and services to tissue culturists of all sizes and experiences and increase access to innovative and effective tissue culture solutions.
  • Quality is at the center of everything we do and with this value, we have earned the trust of thousands of labs and organizations working on tissue culture.

Our Origin Story

PCT Began With The Pet-Plant.

In 1993, PCT founder, Martin Kalin, innovated a fun and interactive toy called, “Pet Plant.” Pet Plant was a live plant growing in tissue culture media that parents and children could nurture and watch grow.

The toy was a hit, but it had one problem: contamination. Many of the pet plants would become riddled with fungus, bacteria, and mold. Rather than be deterred, we set out to find a solution.

For over two years, in collaboration with geneticist and plant breeder, Dr. Assaf Guri, PhD, we thoroughly researched and rigorously ran tests in search of a solution. Together, we developed a comprehensive, anti-contamination solution called Plant Preservative Mixture (PPM™), the ultimate solution to the never-ending struggle against microbial airborne, waterborne and endogenous contamination. Immediately, we knew this product had the potential to transform the industry and that it needed to be shared at a mass scale. From our search for a solution to the Pet Plant contamination, PCT was born.

PCT's flagship product, PPM, is essential to the success of any and all plant tissue cultures and we are proud to have been supplying it globally to growers, labs, and distributors for nearly three decades now. While our product line has evolved since inventing PPM, our mission has remained the same.

The PCT Guarantee

We Provide The Best Products In The Plant Tissue Culture Industry
Our products are:
  • Well-researched
  • Fairly priced
  • Easy-to-use
  • Storable longterm
We Provide Our Products Globally To:
  • Commercial and research labs
  • Nurseries
  • Hobbyists & tissue culture enthusiasts
  • Distributors
Our Flagship Product, PPM, Is:
  • EPA certified & regulated

Our Featured Products

What our Customer says about PCT!

“When I began in vitro cultures, I needed to find a protectant that would help prevent contamination in my Media. Then this marvellous product came along! Even better, there is no need to open the containers to be autoclaved against bacteria and Fungi, PPM can be autoclaved with the Media, and that was the best part. I ‘am a professional agricultural technician and I totally recommend using PPM to cultivate in-vitro plants.” -- @shiner420tc

“To date, PPM is the only biocide that has made it possible for me to recover contaminated cultures and clean them to establish their culture. It’s a keystone of keeping my business growing towards being a legitimate tissue culture lab.” --Michael

“It does help a lot to get quick results, it will encourage you to keep working in the lab with new plants. Only 1cc/L added to the culture made a big difference in the contamination rate.” – Eliseo Teson

Meet our leaders

Dr. Assaf Guri

Principal Scientist

Dr. Guri holds degrees in genetics, applied genetics and plant breeding from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and Michigan State University in the US.

Before joining PCT, he also worked with the Volcani Agricultural Research Center in Israel, Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan and the DNAP in New Jersey.

Yoni Kalin

VP of Operations & Business Development

Yoni Kalin joined Plant Cell Technology in June 2018. With a background in international trade compliance and business development Yoni is expanding the company’s international distribution network and product offerings.

During Yoni’s tenure, PCT has built and operated two tissue culture labs, added 13 SKU offerings, and increased global sales by 60%.Yoni received a Bachelors in Business Administration (BBA) from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.

Francisco Palacios

Lab Director

Palacios holds a degree in Plant Molecular Genetics from the University of Tennessee.

At PCT he tests the capabilities of PPM™, various gelling agents, along with a selection of complimentary products that will be added to our line of products in the near future.

Stephanie Wilson

Director of Operations

Stephanie joined Plant Cell Technology in 2019 . Stephanie holds a B.A. in Hospitality Administration and Management from Johnson & Wales University.

Before joining PCT, Stephanie has held many managerial roles in opening multiple establishments. Bringing together a unique array of experience and out-of-the-box-thinking to this role. She collaborates closely with the production, quality strategy, and provides oversight and direction to the organization.

Anjali

Researcher & Content contributor 

Anjali is a researcher and scientific writer at PlantCellTechnology. She has done her Masters from the University of Hyderabad, India, in the field of Plant Biology & Biotechnology. She is the brain behind the academic contents published at PCT and is involved with various analytical research studies here.

Before joining PCT, she has worked with various other biotech industries as a Scientific content writer, and she has also a good experience in laboratory work and research.”

Rachel Lopez

Digital Marketing Manager

Rachel Lopez joined Plant Cell Technology in August 2022. Rachel holds a Master of Science in Marketing from Florida International University and a Bachelor of Arts in Industrial-Organizational Psychology with a Social Media and Digital Marketing Analytics certificate, also from Florida International University in Miami, FL.

Rachel is the proud owner of 72 houseplants and counting and is eager to help the tissue culture community access Plant Cell Technology worldwide through digital marketing, branding, social media, marketing analytics, and consumer behavior.