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Kemira, Rhodia, and Syngenta Each Step Up R&D Efforts in China

9:35 AM MDT | April 29, 2008 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

Syngenta has announced plans to build a biotechnology R&D center at Beijing. The facility’s focus will be on early stage evaluation of genetically modified and native traits for key crops such as corn and soybeans, in the areas of yield improvement, drought resistance, disease control, and biomass conversion for biofuels. It will have a global scope and complement Syngenta’s biotech research activities in the U.S., the company says. Syngenta will invest about $65 million in the facility during the first five years. The new center, dubbed Syngenta...

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