DuPont and Biotique Systems have recently entered a research alliance for genetic researches in agricultural crops.
Biotique will provide knowledge and access to its proprietary “Titan” solution for sequence management, marker analysis, and genotype to phenotype association as well as its “Make-Sense” intellectual property portfolio. DuPont subsidary Pioneer Hi-Bred will have access to the platform for agricultural applications and will retain all intellectual property for genetic information and crops produced as a result of the alliance. Specific milestones and terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
“Pioneer’s sophisticated deployment of new sequencing technologies is bringing new value-added seed technologies to market faster,” said John Soper, vice president – Pioneer Crop Genetics Research and Development. “Our work with sequencing the genes in corn plants is helping us improve the crop faster than ever. This alliance will help us bring those advancements to other crops faster, an important part of increasing farmer productivity to meet future demands in agriculture.” ...