Valent/Pace expand collaboration
Sumitomo Chemical’s US biopesticide and biorational products business, Valent BioSciences (Libertyville, Illinois), and the US post-harvest treatment specialist, Pace International (Seattle, Washington), have expanded a screening and evaluation collaboration to cover biorational fungicides. Valent will provide candidate materials to Pace for evaluation in its post-harvest assay systems. The companies aim to co-develop and commercialise new products for the global post-harvest fungicide market. Valent acquired a minority stake in Pace in 2007 ( Agrow No 529, p 2).