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Dow AgroSciences, NemGenix to collaborate on nematode-resistant crops

Agriculture.com Staff 07/16/2009 @ 12:38pm

Dow AgroSciences and NemGenix, a Perth, Australia-based biotechnology company, have announced a collaboration agreement to pursue novel technologies to produce nematode-resistant crops.

The collaboration will support a number of full-time researchers at NemGenix's facilities in Perth. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

"This exciting collaboration capitalizes on the strengths of both Dow AgroSciences and NemGenix to develop next-generation technology to help combat parasitic nematodes, which plague millions of crop acres across the globe," said Daniel R. Kittle, vice president of R&D for Dow AgroSciences in a news release. "Dow AgroSciences is continuously exploring and leveraging enabling technologies -- such as those from NemGenix -- to provide new crop protection solutions that benefit growers around the world."

"This multi-year collaboration is a key milestone in our corporate development and underscores our growing reputation as one of Australia's most exciting new biotechnology companies," said Sean Hird, chief executive officer of NemGenix in a news release. "Our research team is excited to have the opportunity to build on our expertise in nematode control with the strength and capabilities of a partner such as Dow AgroSciences."

Dow AgroSciences and NemGenix, a Perth, Australia-based biotechnology company, have announced a collaboration agreement to pursue novel technologies to produce nematode-resistant crops.

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