Dow AgroSciences, Radiant Genomics Enter Collaboration
News Feb 25, 2016
The collaboration combines the proprietary meta-genomic and engineering biology from Radiant with Dow AgroSciences’ industry leading natural products discovery and product development capabilties to deliver new products from naturally derived chemistries.
Dow AgroSciences is an industry leader in discovering and developing natural and semi-synthetic crop protection products. Spinosad and spinetoram are two market-leading insecticides in the spinosyns family, derived through fermentation, that meet farmers’ needs for insect control in many crops and geographies around the world.
“This collaboration will allow us to combine the expertise and capabilities within Dow AgroSciences with Radiant’s proprietary technologies to accelerate our industry-recognized natural products discovery program, building on our commitment to sustainable solutions,” said Daniel R. Kittle, vice president of Research and Development at Dow AgroSciences.
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