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Australian patent for BioProspect technology

The Australian biotechnology company, BioProspect (Brisbane, Queensland), has received an Australian patent for the plant extract, eremophilone, and its derivatives for use in pest control. The company is developing an eremophilone-based termiticide, Termilone ( Agrow No 550, p 22). Patent applications have been filed in other countries, including the US and Japan, which are the main commercial focus for BioProspect.



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