Dow AgroSciences, a wholly-owned unit of
The Dow Chemical Company
), has entered into research and development collaboration with
Edinburgh, UK-based synthetic promoter company Synpromics. Under
the deal, the collaboration will develop Synpromics' proprietary
technology for application in plant science. The deal marks the
first notable partnership of Dow AgroSciences with a Scottish
Dow AgroSciences has begun with the initial proof of the concept
project to demonstrate that Synpromics' synthetic promoter
technology can be applied in certain crops. Dow AgroSciences is
of the opinion that technologies such as those developed by
Synpromics can help improve the product quality of the crops.
They also believe synthetic promoters have significant prospects
to accelerate the gene discovery and product development with new
attributes in the agricultural industry.
Synpromics is a privately funded Biotech company that develops a
series of synthetic promoters that can be used to control genes
under a variety of settings. Synthetic promoters by Synpromics
can be applied in agricultural biology, life science R&D,
biologics production, novel diagnostics, gene therapy and animal
Indianapolis, Ind.-based Dow AgroSciences produces
leading-edge crop protection and plant biotechnology solutions to
solve pressing crop production problems for the customers. The
solutions boost agriculture productivity to maximum sustainable
levels to meet the challenges of the growing world. They are
committed to increase crop productivity through higher yields,
better varieties, and more targeted pest management control.
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