11 November 2009 16:53 [Source: ICIS news]
HOUSTON (ICIS news)--Dow AgroSciences has entered into research and technology licence agreements with Chromatin as part of a plan to deliver improved plant genes to benefit the chemical, agricultural and energy sectors, the US producer said on Wednesday.
The agreement will allow the company to combine its EXZACT precision technology with Chromatin’s mini-chromosomes, creating a new technology platform for the development of next-generation traits in corn, soybeans and canola, Dow said.
“One of the most critical challenges facing the plant biotechnology industry is the production of cost-competitive multi-gene and stacked trait products,” said Dan Kittle, vice president of research and development for Dow AgroSciences.
The combination of the company’s technologies should deliver increased flexibility and efficiency in modifying trait combinations on mini-chromosomes inside the plant.
This, in turn, should allow product developers the ability to get products to the market faster and at a lower cost, the companies said.
Further terms of the agreement were not revealed.
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