High Throughput 3D Phenotyping

Seed analysis, Seed processing & Breeding

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Cutting Edge Technologies

3D Phenotyping

Services, Research & Systems for:
  • Seed Analysis
  • Seed Processing
  • Seed Breeding

Fully Automated

Reduced dependency on qualified and seasonal labor and resilient processes in case of crisis

Objective Measurements

Quantitative 3D-data to enable objective thresholds and classifications

Documented Big Data

Stored image and measurement data for re-classification and communication with clients and quality assurance teams

Globally Standardizable

Standardised and reproducible process and data within and across labs globally to harmonize operations and research

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Seed analysis & Seed processing

  • Objective measuring of seed parameters
  • High-throughput seed quality analysis in 3D
  • Identifying key determinants for field emergence
    and yield​
  • Automatic control of seed processing
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Automated Germination & Vigour Testing

  • Standardised and reproducible globally across labs
  • Quantified & documented 4D data of individual seedlings
  • Reduced labor dependency and operation costs
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phenoCheck + phenoTest combination

1:1 of 3D seed and 4D seedling phenotype​

  • 3D seed quality parameters and resulting individual seedling development in 4D
  • Defining accurate quantitative cut-off between usable and non-usable seeds for processing
  • Research on seed quality and plant development


4D Field & Greenhouse Phenotyping

  • Autonomous RTK-GPS-based navigation
  • Real-time individual plant detection and classification in crop & weeds
  • Objective tracing of field emergence and post-emergence mortality
  • Automated quantitative analysis of phenotypic parameters
Segmented 3D Reconstructions of multiple seeds


Laser based 3D sorting

  • Scanning/sorting​ using laser light sheet to capture surface, size and volume of objects in 3D
  • High-throughput  at ca. 300.000 seeds/min​
  • Cleaning and sorting of seeds in multiple fractions in one step​

About Us

Based on 35+ years of experience in seed quality research, seed multiplication and processing, our technological portfolio covers industrially-validated, high-throughput 3D phenotyping solutions. Our technologies span the whole range from seeds, seedlings to plants in the field for seed quality analysis, germination and vigour testing, processing and breeding. Developed at Strube D&S in cooperation with the Fraunhofer Institute, our solutions have been validated in internal industrial use for many years. The spin-off phenoLytics will make these revolutionary technologies available and accessible for all crops and the entire industry. Our mission is to drive a transformation in how seeds and plants are optimised for optimum quality to support a sustainable food production for a growing global population.
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Dr. Antje Wolff
Founder, Director
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Johannes Wolff
Founder, COO
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Ingrid Kott
Technical Asisstant
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Immo Hellwig
IT & Digital
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Katja Wegner
Office Administration
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Dr. Joachim Schneider
Business Advisor
Ex-CEO Bayer Vegetable Seeds
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Dr. Felix Porsch
Business Advisor
Ex-Group Leader Fraunhofer IZFP
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