Metahelix is an agricultural biotechnology company focusing on developing traits and technologies for crop protection & improved productivity. Hybrid Seeds and traits are commercialized. Metahelix also provides customized research to select global Ag-biotech business using its proprietary technologies in crop transformation and functional genomics. Metahelix is based at Bangalore, India which is home to a growing number of new-age high technology ventures. Products： Metahelix is developing transgenic cotton and rice for insect protection using its proprietary gene constructs and transformation protocols. Bt Cotton: Bollworm and Spodoptera control are critical for ensuring a good commercial crop. Metahelix has developed two versions of Bt cotton. Bt Rice: Metahelix has developed a Bt Rice hybrid that controls rice Yellow Stem Borer (YSB) using the Bt based Cry1Ac gene.