Corporate Banner
Satellite Banner
Technology
Networks
Scientific Communities
 
Become a Member | Sign in
Home>News>This Article
  News
Return

DuPont Pioneer, Hexima Collaboration Targets Crop Protection

Published: Friday, February 14, 2014
Last Updated: Friday, February 14, 2014
Bookmark and Share
Companies partner to target transgenic protection of agricultural crops, such as soybean, cotton, corn, and rice to improve grower productivity.

Insect Protection Collaboration
The parties announced a new, multi-year insect protection gene discovery collaboration. The program combines the experience of Pioneer researchers in characterizing novel insect actives and trait development with Hexima's expertise in biochemistry and insect biology. The collaboration gives Pioneer exclusive rights for the commercial development of traits using genes discovered under the program. The global market for transgenic insect protection traits was estimated at US$6.5B in 2012.

Pioneer has taken a multi-pronged approach in its research program, leveraging both proprietary science and collaborations, to develop new modes of action against key insect pests. This agreement provides Pioneer with another source of insect protection leads for evaluation in its research program.

"We are developing multiple technologies to create new insect protection solutions for growers," said Gusui Wu, DuPont Pioneer senior research director. "Our collaboration with Hexima supports this strategy and allows us to pursue more options.  Hexima's excellent biochemical expertise combined with their access to Southern Hemisphere biodiversity represents a unique opportunity to discover new classes of insect actives." 

Multi-Gene Expression Vehicle (MGEV) License
As part of its alliance with Hexima, Pioneer also has secured a license to Hexima's Multi-Gene Expression Vehicle (MGEV) technology. The MGEV technology enables the delivery of several proteins to a plant from a single transformation event. Pioneer will have the ability to utilize the MGEV technology with leads coming from the Hexima collaboration, as well as under its own independent programs. Terms of the agreements were not disclosed.

Chairman Ross Dobinson commented that, "The instigation of a new, fully funded insect program reflects DuPont's confidence in the outstanding technical achievements of Hexima's scientists in our previous work. We look forward to continuing our already productive relationship with DuPont Pioneer."

The insect program will be Hexima's second largest research effort behind the disease resistance program, also in collaboration with Pioneer.



Further Information
Access to this exclusive content is for Technology Networks Premium members only.

Join Technology Networks Premium for free access to:

  • Exclusive articles
  • Presentations from international conferences
  • Over 2,400+ scientific posters on ePosters
  • More Than 3,700+ scientific videos on LabTube
  • 35 community eNewsletters


Sign In



Forgotten your details? Click Here
If you are not a member you can join here

*Please note: By logging into TechnologyNetworks.com you agree to accept the use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our privacy policy.


Scientific News
Study Finds Brain Chemicals that Keep Wakefulness in Check
Researchers to develop new drugs that promote better sleep, or control hyperactivity in people with mania.
Sorting Through Cellular Statistics
Aaron Dinner, professor in chemistry, and his graduate student Herman Gudjonson are trying to read the manual of life, DNA, as part of the Dinner group’s research into bioinformatics—the application of statistics to biological research.
Playing 'Tag' with Pollution lets Scientists See Who's It
Using a climate model that can tag sources of soot from different global regions and can track where it lands on the Tibetan Plateau, researchers have determined which areas around the plateau contribute the most soot — and where.
Women’s Immune System Genes Operate Differently from Men’s
A new technology reveals that immune system genes switch on and off differently in women and men, and the source of that variation is not primarily in the DNA.
Long Telomeres Associated with Increased Lung Cancer Risk
Genetic predisposition for long telomeres predicts increased lung adenocarcinoma risk.
First Artificial Ribosome Designed
Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago and Northwestern University have engineered a tethered ribosome that works nearly as well as the authentic cellular component, or organelle, that produces all the proteins and enzymes within the cell.
High-Resolution 3D Images Reveal the Muscle Mitochondrial Power Grid
NIH mouse study overturns scientific ideas on energy distribution in muscle.
Expanding the Brain
A team of researchers has identified more than 40 new “imprinted” genes, in which either the maternal or paternal copy of a gene is expressed while the other is silenced.
Identifying a Key Growth Factor in Cell Proliferation
Researchers discover that aspartate is a limiter of cell proliferation.
Study Uncovers Target for Preventing Huntington’s Disease
Scientists from Cardiff University believe that a treatment to prevent or delay the symptoms of Huntington’s disease could now be much closer, following a major breakthrough.
Scroll Up
Scroll Down
Skyscraper Banner

Skyscraper Banner
Go to LabTube
Go to eposters
 
Access to the latest scientific news
Exclusive articles
Upload and share your posters on ePosters
Latest presentations and webinars
View a library of 1,800+ scientific and medical posters
2,400+ scientific and medical posters
A library of 2,500+ scientific videos on LabTube
3,700+ scientific videos
Close
Premium CrownJOIN TECHNOLOGY NETWORKS PREMIUM FREE!