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May 22, 2009
EPA has issued a final rule that revokes the agency’s long-standing policy of allowing fruit and vegetables sold in the U.S. to contain limited residue of the pesticide...
May 6, 2009
Under the terms of the agreement, Drexel licenses Monsanto patents covering the manufacture of of glyphosate using certain catalysts and agrees to stop selling potassium salt glyphosate formulations in the U.S....
April 20, 2009
Microbia (Lexington, MA), a specialty chemicals company developing two carotenoid products, expects to commercialize its first two products by the end of 2010. The company recently...
April 3, 2009
Bayer CropScience says it will consolidate its European plant biotechnology research at its Innovation Center at Ghent, Belgium and further extend  its activities in the main...
April 2, 2009
The company says increased revenues from its U.S. corn and soybean seeds and traits business was partially offset by lower sales of Roundup herbicides....
March 31, 2009
Bayer CropScience says it has acquired certain assets and technology related to biological development products of AgroGreen (Ashdod, Israel), a business unit of the Minrav Group. The...
March 30, 2009
Israel Chemicals Ltd. (ICL; Tel Aviv) recorded a 61% increase in fourth-quarter 2008 net profits, to $279 million compared with the year-ago period. Sales for the quarter fell by about...
March 25, 2009
Socma members voted on March 19th to change the group’s name to the Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates. Socma’s name had previously been the Synthetic Organic...
March 12, 2009
Siegfried Holding (Zofingen, Switzerland), a mid-size fine chemicals contract manufacturer, has today announced the appointment of Rudolf Hanko as CEO. Hanko, 53 and a German citizen...
March 12, 2009
BASF says it is progressing well with its development of genetically engineered soybean species that are designed to be resistant to soybean rust, a fungus that has the potential to...
March 9, 2009
Biotechnology company Biocon (Bangalore, India) says its Syngene International (Bangalore) subsidiary has entered into an agreement with DuPont Crop Protection, to provide integrated...
March 9, 2009
DSM’s Feike Sijbesma this morning told CW that the company continues to be “on track” regarding the previously disclosed plan to divest its antibiotics businesses but...
February 23, 2009
Capturing the Potential of Innovation in Industrial Biotechnology (CLIB; Duesseldorf), a biotech innovation network featuring 60 member companies, is drawing industry interest by...
February 6, 2009
Syngenta says 2008 net income rose 25%, to $1.38 billion, on strong demand for seeds and crop protection products. Sales rose 21%, to $11.6 billion. Earnings per share rose 42%, to...
January 29, 2009
Attendees and presenters at this week's Informex expo in San Francisco are varied in terms of their outlook for the coming year. While they tend to agree that the economic downturn is...
January 28, 2009
Clariant says it will reduce headcount by 1,000, 5% of its total workforce, as part of a new savings plan announced today. The move aims mainly to reduce costs in the sales, general...
January 20, 2009
BASF and Monsanto say that they have formalized an existing cooperation by signing a joint-licensing agreement to accelerate the development of formulations for dicamba...
January 14, 2009
Monsanto will raise its dividend by 10% to 26.5 cts/share from 24 cts/share, the company says. The dividend relates to the second quarter of the company’s 2009 fiscal year, and...
January 13, 2009
Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) and Igene (Columbia, Md.) have agreed to form a jv to produce natural-source astaxanthin, a nutrient used to impart a red color to farmed fish. The jv...
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