FICUS Biotech was established in 2015 by three biotechnologists – Anuroop Manandhar, Durlav Karki and Santosh Dahal. The company addresses the lack of quality seeds and plants, in the agriculture sector of Nepal, through tissue culture. There is a high demand for seeds and plants, which is currently met by importing. FICUS Biotech is establishing a new production unit to expand their product volume with the aim to fulfil this demand domestically. In the long run FICUS Biotech also plans to provide disease diagnostic services for plants – a service currently unavailable in the Nepali market.