Evogene debuts complementary herbicide discovery tool
The Israeli biotechnology company, Evogene (Rehovot), has introduced its “biology-driven” agrochemical discovery platform, PointHit. Initial applications will target the discovery of herbicides. The debut follows last year’s launch of Evogene’s target-discovery computational platform, PoinTar. The new technology will complement that of last year along with a chemical database. Evogene claims that its herbicide programme will provide a “unique approach of integrating predictive biology and chemistry”.