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Bayer arm announces collaboration with Precision BioSciences

4th September 2009

Bayer CropScience has revealed that it plans to work with Precision BioSciences to establish site-specific genome modifications in plants.

Under the agreement, Bayer CropScience will gain non-exclusive access to aspects of precision BioScience’s technology that allows the development of novel traits in plants – Directed Nuclease Editor.

This utilises advanced protein engineering methods to establish designed, obligate heterodimer endonucleases (enzymes) with the capability to modify single, unique sites within a large genome.

Joachim Schneider, head of business unit bioscience at Bayer CropScience, commented: “We now have access to an important tool for our research and development program that will enhance the speed and efficiency with which we bring valuable new technology solutions to our customers.”

This is not the first partnership announced by Bayer CropScience of late. Last month, it revealed the details of a technological alliance and license agreement with Chromatin to use its proprietary mini-chromosome technology for the improvement of crops.

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