DuPont/Biotique fast-track crop development deal
DuPont and the US information management company, Biotique Systems (Reno, Nevada), have agreed a research co-operation deal to accelerate genetic discovery in agricultural crops globally. Biotique will provide knowledge and access to its proprietary Titan solution for next-generation sequence management, marker analysis, and genotype to phenotype association as well as its Make-Sense intellectual property portfolio. DuPont seed subsidiary Pioneer Hi-Bred International will have access to the platform for agricultural applications and will retain all intellectual property for its genetic information and crops produced as a result of the alliance. Specific milestones and terms of the agreement have not been disclosed.