The Nerium Biotechnology, Inc. (NBI) USA-based commercial farming operations have been established for the cultivation of the Nerium oleander plant. From our environmentally responsible and earth-friendly farming operations, fields of naturally grown Nerium oleander plants provide the raw material for NBI's botanical extracts. Utilizing strict biomedical field protocols, the farm provides a dedicated and renewable biomass resource reserved exclusively for biotechnology research, product development, and production. Thus, the commercial farming operations provide NBI and Nerium SkinCare the ability to control the entire process from seed to finished product production.
With 12 years of Nerium oleander commercial farming experience to date, NBI continues to focus on research, new technology, and scientific testing at the field level. Current farming operations are considered all natural, without chemical fertilizers and pesticides. Land utilization and field plant capacity have increased with the development of improved planting and irrigations techniques, and plans for future field expansion are in place.
Utilization of natural farming methods and analysis has provided for increased yields, active component content, and quality of plant biomass. The optimum harvest periods have been identified and as the next step, NBI utilizes proprietary technologies to mill the harvested Nerium oleander leaves into the biomass used for manufacturing of our botanical Nerium Extracts. Analytical testing continues at the biomass processing level for quality control and consistency.
NBI utilizes a proprietary technology to mill the Nerium oleander leaves to provide the biomass used for the extraction process. The patent-pending extraction process NBio-PL² provides the Nerium Extract NAE-8 for formulation and product manufacturing.
A Field of Life
Historical Overview – Commercial Farm Operations
From a historical perspective, the Initial NBI farming operations provided for transitioning the Nerium oleander plant from the Nursery environment to commercial farming. It began with the establishment of a research field for biotechnology research. At the time, there were no commercial Nerium oleander farming operations, it had not been done, planting and irrigation techniques had not been developed, you could not go to the local farm equipment dealer and buy Nerium oleander harvesting equipment. Needless to say, the NBI Commercial Farming Operations had to be built from the ground up.
Today NBI has established the largest Nerium oleander farming operation in the USA, if not the world. NBI continues to increase field capacity with new planting and irrigation techniques, provide for development of new harvesting equipment, the expansion of biomass processing facilities, the development of proprietary processing techniques, and development of new biomass processing equipment for its biotechnology research, product development, and commercial product production.
NBI and all those associated with this project are proud to join with the American Farmer to provide a crop with the potential to provide humanitarian benefit. The Director of Farm Operation's for NBI expressed his feelings this way; "to me this is more than a Field of Dreams, it is truly A Field of Life".