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Staphyt opens new office in Austria

The regulatory division of French contract research company Staphyt (Inchy-en-Artois) is opening a new office in Bad Vöslau, Austria this month.

SGS gets Romanian GEP accreditation

Swiss inspection, verification, testing and certification company SGS has received GEP accreditation from the Romanian Ministry of Agriculture.

Bioceres postpones IPO

Argentine seed and agrochemical supplier Bioceres group has postponed its initial public offering (IPO) “due to volatile market conditions”.


Enigma launches AgSPC.db database

UK-based Enigma Market Research has launched the database, AgSPC.db, which identifies supplementary protection certificates (SPCs) for agrochemicals.

DowDuPont opens expanded US research site

DowDuPont’s agriculture division has officially opened its Bay Area Innovation Center (BAIC) in the US state of California. 
DowDuPont Operations

MBI completes refinancing move

The US biopesticide company, Marrone Bio Innovations (MBI – Davis, California), has completed its $30 million private placement transactions with certain institutional investors, including Ospriae Ag Science, and the conversion of $45 million of outstanding debt into equity.

Operations Marrone Bio Innovations

Bioceres launches US/Argentine IPO

Argentine seed and agrochemicals supplier Bioceres group is launching an initial public offering (IPO) seeking to raise over $100 million.
South America Operations

Syngenta opens seed facility in Kenya

Syngenta (owned by ChemChina) has opened a seed research facility in Ruiru, Kenya.
Kenya Syngenta

Brazil ag start-up raises R$6 m for biopesticide factory

Brazilian agricultural start-up company Genica (Piracicaba) has raised R$6 million (US$1.9 million) through a share issue in order to invest in biological control products with a focus on Asian soybean rust (Phakopsora pachyrhizi).

Investments Operations

Advanta opens US biotechnology facility

UPL seed business Advanta Seeds has opened a biotechnology facility in College Station, Texas, US.

Operations UPL

Sipcam invests in soybean production

Italian agrochemical company Sipcam-Oxon (Milan) is investing €5 million ($6.1 million) over five years in research of genetic improvements for conventional soybean varieties, and the application of technologies for their production. 
Sipcam Oxon Operations

Valagro/Alsia open joint lab

Italian biostimulants company Valagro (Atessa) and the Italian Basilicata region’s agency for development and innovation in agriculture (Alsia) have opened a joint laboratory.

Deals Operations
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