Plant Cell Technology

Our Story

Delve into Our Story to uncover the journey, passion, and drive behind Plant Cell Technology

Who are we?

Since 1995, PCT has been at the forefront of revolutionizing the plant tissue culture industry.

Fueled by a pursuit of innovation, we meticulously engineer, dispatch, and champion cutting-edge solutions tailored for plant tissue culture operations worldwide. Our legacy is built on a blend of research-driven methodologies and hands-on expertise, positioning us as a trusted partner in the global tissue culture landscape. Our flagship product, PPM™, a pioneering antimicrobial solution, has become an industry standard, assisting thousands of labs worldwide in maintaining pristine cultures. Through PPM™ and our suite of offerings, PCT continues to set the benchmark for excellence in global tissue culture solutions.

We envision a world where every tissue culturist, regardless of size or experience, has access to top-of-the-line products and services.  We aim to democratize access to pioneering tissue culture solutions.

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

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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

Vice President

Stephanie Wilson

Director of Operations

Rachel Lopez

Digital Marketing Manager

Francisco Palacios

Lab Director

Jared Buggage

Fulfillment Coordinator

Anjali Singh

Content and Community Manager