RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., July 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — AgBiome Innovations™ today announced a new partnership with SePRO Corporation to combine their strengths to offer an innovative biological product to the turf and ornamental market. The first product, a highly effective, broad-spectrum fungicide, is expected to be available for applications in early 2017.
“Our ever-growing collection of sequenced microbes, combined with AgBiome’s proprietary screening capabilities, results in unique and powerful discoveries that will benefit horticulturists, landscapers, nursery operators and turf professionals,” says Dr.Lee Simmons, AgBiome Innovations Technical Director. “SePRO’s knowledge of the turf and ornamental market and expertise in commercializing products make them the perfect partner to bring our first product to these markets.
The new biological fungicide to be marketed by SePRO was developed by AgBiome, Inc. through its unique Genesis™ discovery platform. The product effectively controls economically important and problematic pathogens. This novel fungicide is a biopesticide with the efficacy and performance of comparable synthetic chemical solutions and will be OMRI certified.
“At SePRO we’re always looking for partnerships that will help solve our customers’ challenges in an innovative and sustainable manner,” says Mark Brotherton, Portfolio Leader, SePRO Corporation. “Our partnership with AgBiome Innovations continues that trend. The AgBiome discovery and development platform is unlike any we’ve seen, and we are excited to introduce this new technology to our customers.”
AgBiome discovers and develops innovative biological and trait products for crop protection. Their proprietary Genesis™ discovery platform comprises the world’s largest, most diverse, fully-sequenced collection of microbes, coupled to industry-best screens for insect, disease and nematode control. Better microbes. Better crops. Better world.
SePRO Corporation is a research-based Life Sciences Company focused on the specialty chemical and pharmaceutical industries. SePRO is recognized as an industry leader in providing the highest level of technical service to customers who operate in specialty niche markets. SePRO’s key business segments include the U.S. Aquatics Industry, Greenhouse/Nursery Markets, Professional Turf/Landscape Management and the Pharmaceutical industry, operating as ParaPRO, LLC. For more information, call 800-419-7779 (toll-free) or visit sepro.com.
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. and PARIS, July 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Leading agricultural research firm AgBiome, and Genective, key developer of biotech crops, today announce a strategic partnership to accelerate the discovery of new generations of insect control traits.
“Growers need new traits for insect control to counter the realities of advancing insect resistance. We are pleased to partner with Genective, aligning AgBiome’s unique insect control technology with Genective’s capability in developing transgenic traits,” said Eric Ward, co-chief executive officer at AgBiome.
Genective’s CEO Bruce Lee commented, “Our success in developing corn traits, combined with AgBiome’s unique pipeline for identifying a vast number of new candidate trait genes, will offer the seed industry a potential range of novel and critically needed products.”
AgBiome and Genective share the vision that genetically modified organisms (GMOs) constitute an important means to face future challenges in agriculture. The exact terms and rights granted to each partner are not being disclosed.
AgBiome, an agriculture research and discovery company based in Research Triangle Park, collects, isolates, analyzes and tests microbes with its proprietary Genesis discovery and development platform, for use in agriculture as biological products and as sources of genes for traits. AgBiome engages with multiple partnerships to gain access to seed and crop protection markets for its unique products, helping growers worldwide and building long term value.
Genective is a technology Joint Venture of two leading global seed companies, the French Groupe Limagrain and the German KWS Group, having its principal office in Paris, France. Genective was established by Limagrain and KWS to collaborate in the field of research, development and marketing of transgenic traits, initially for maize and, potentially at a further stage for other crops.
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AgBiome is situated in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, the largest Research Park in North Carolina. AgBiome was highlighted in a recent Business North Carolina article by Allan Maurer. To read the full article click on the link below.
AgBiome is situated in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, the largest Research Park in North Carolina. AgBiome was highlighted in a recent WUNC Business & Economy segment by Leoneda Inge. Have listen after the jump from the link below.