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Chromatin Licenses Sugarcane Gene Stacking Technology

Monday, June 29, 2009 5:01:00 AM PDT | VentureDeal Staff

Chicago, Illinois  --  Genetic technology company Chromatin announced that it has exclusively licensed its proprietary gene stacking technology in sugarcane.

Syngenta Biotechnology has secured exclusive rights to use Chromatin's stacking technology for trait genes in all plants related to commercial sugarcane varieties as well as energy cane.

“Sugar cane growers and processors will benefit economically and environmentally from access to a combination of advanced traits that this technology could make,” said Ian Jepson, Global R&D sugar cane crop lead. “This new stacking technology, combined with the advanced plant varieties, crop protection choices, and our revolutionary new Plene™ technology will ensure our customers will have the best solutions in sugar cane and will give us a leading position especially in the large Brazilian market.”

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