WCIC is an administrative unit of the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. WCIC was established in January of 2017 at our current site in Middleton, WI through a generous gift by the Monsanto Company of a 100,000 ft2 crop research facility. The building has played a central role in biotechnology innovation since its construction in 1981 by the Cetus Corporation under the direction of UW-Madison Professor, Winston Brill. See the History tab for more information about the history of our facility.
WCIC provides plant transformation and editing services in a wide range of species (including elite varieties), for clients and collaborator all over the world. Our Production Team currently specializes in Maize, Soybean, Sorghum, Wheat, Barley, Medicago, Brachypodium, and Hemp. Our R&D Team has also successfully transformed chickpea, common bean, cowpea, tobacco, tomato, and potato. We would be excited to discuss any potential research collaborations into new plant species or technologies you may be interested in.