Modern biotechnology is one of the scientific disciplines that most impact human societies. Among all economic areas benefited by recent biotech discoveries agriculture is perhaps the one where biotechnologies has the deeper impact. Argentina, whose economy depends to a large extent on extensive agriculture, has particularly benefit from biotechnological advances.

IAL is a research and technology organization created in 2008 by Universidad Nacional del Litoral and CONICET. The main goal of IAL is the development of research and technologies in the different scientific disciplines related to plant biotechnology, including the transfer of technology to the productive sector, the provision of hi-tech products and services to the society, and the training of highly qualify human resources.