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Novozymes to establish bioagriculture R&D center in North Carolina, invest $36 million over three years

2:03 PM MDT | April 23, 2014 | Francinia Protti-Alvarez

Novozymes will establish an R&D center in the United States dedicated to the bioagriculture business, the company announced today. The center will be located near Research Triangle Park, at Cary, NC, where the company will invest $36 million over the next...


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