We improve AG from the ground up.


Catalyzing the future of agriculture.

Elemental Enzymes brings together cross-disciplinary scientific expertise to develop novel solutions for complex problems in commercial agriculture and research and development services in the fields of biotechnology and enzymes.

We harness the power and potential of enzymes, peptides, and biochemistries to create products aimed at improving crop performance, soil health, plant health and quality, fertilizer efficiency, and increased production of quality food.

Our patented products are field proven and visionary using practical biotechnology and biochemistry.

Elemental Enzymes is committed to creating high-performing novel biochemical solutions that are both eco-friendly and sustainable because when our planet and our crops flourish, so too do we.


Innovation | Respect | Integrity | Delivery

We believe in the discovery and deployment of sustainable solutions to agriculture by leveraging our biotechnical expertise.
We believe in creating an environment that encourages respect, honesty, and scientific credibility.
We believe in the value of innovation, adaptability and continual learning.
We believe that harnessing the power of enzymes, peptides and biochemistries can solve problems in modern food production.
We believe the impossible is
always possible.


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Enzymes boost nutrient uptake

Deanna Smith, the newest member to join Elemental Enzymes

Elemental Enzymes features in AgNews


Our products and processes can be grouped into four distinct categories:

1. Disease Prevention & Treatment: These are biochemical pesticide products that work to treat and prevent a broad range of diseases across many crops and can be applied by a number of different delivery methods. These solutions leverage peptides, with direct action to trigger an immune response in the plant. Some examples include Sudden Death Syndrome (SDS) and Asian Soybean Rust in soybean crops and Huanglongbing, also known as HLB or citrus greening disease currently devastating the USA and global citrus industry.

2. Nutrient Efficiency: These are non-pesticidal enzyme products designed to improve plant nutrient uptake by converting unavailable forms of nutrients into forms that the plant can uptake. 

3. Carbon Kickstart: These are another class of non-pesticidal enzyme products that kickstart the native soil microbiota into action. Soil microbes produce enzymes to catalyze key reactions in the soil to provide nutrients to the crop. The Carbon Kickstart class targets 5 different carbon sources in the soil that can be broken down to foster root growth and for use by the native soil microbes.

4. Osmotic Stress Prevention & Remediation: These are naturally occurring biochemical products that work to prevent or reverse osmotic stress in plant cells by increasing water retention and providing protein stabilization. They can be used to supplement other Elemental Enzymes products used in soil and foliar applications for improved crop nutrition and to prevent disease.


We specialize in enzyme, peptide, protein, and biological chemistry solutions
that contribute to plant health, yield and profitability.

This proprietary process significantly improves enzyme, peptide or protein stability and effectiveness while being more cost-effective than
alternative solutions. Read more.

WaterFlux® is an Osmotic Stress Prevention & Remediation. Read more.

Vismax, formerly known as Falcon, is the first truly effective product for Citrus Greening. It is a disease prevention and treatment, also with proven efficacy for Asian Soybean Rust, Sclerotinia, and other crop diseases. Read more.

Res+ is a novel patented technology that kick-starts enzyme activity to significantly improve soil health and fertility. Read more.


Brian Thompson, Ph.D.
Chief Executive Officer

Katie Thompson, Ph.D.
Chief Operations Officer

Ashley Siegel, Ph.D.
Chief Scientific Officer

Scott Keuhn

Guy Perriman
Global Business Development Lead

Jeff Kammermeyer
U.S. Business Development Lead

Keith Reding, Ph.D.
Vice President of Regulatory Affairs

Michelle Leslie, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist

Bret Gygi
Technical Services Lead

Elsa Smith, aPHR
Human Resources Manager


If you’re a commercial grower, you may already be using an Elemental Enzymes product.

To learn more about Helena’s commercial products, click here.



Our rapidly growing St. Louis-based team is looking for energetic, challenge-driven staff to continue support of current products and lead its’ innovative pipeline to market. We are a true life sciences company that discovers, develops and produces innovative products to increase crop yields. Elemental Enzymes was founded in 2011 on technology to make and stabilize novel enzymes and has grown to address the agriculture market with enzyme and chemical technologies that have an “outside in” approach to address crop needs. We hope you will join us in delivering world-class products to top agricultural companies through license and sales opportunities.


USA / Head Office:
1685 Galt Industrial Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63132

[email protected]
General Office: +1 314-429-2885
International Inquiries: +61 419-662-497

Columbia Research Facility
University of Missouri Life Science Business Incubator
1601 S. Providence Road, Suite 120
Columbia, MO 65211

Jacksonville Research Facility
Jacksonville, FL

Elemental Enzymes