DuPont/Advanta ink sorghum development deal
DuPont and United Phosphorus’ seed business, Advanta (Hyderabad), have agreed a collaboration and licensing deal to develop high-yielding genetically modified varieties of sorghum. DuPont will provide proprietary biotechnology traits and enabling technologies to Advanta to use in its own sorghum germplasm lines. DuPont subsidiary Pioneer Hi-Bred International and Advanta will have commercial rights to sorghum products developed under the agreement, once regulatory approvals have been received. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.