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Syngenta to Acquire Biotech Firm Pasteuria Bioscience

12:01 AM MDT | September 19, 2012 | Natasha Alperowicz

Syngenta announced today that it has agreed to acquire biotech company Pasteuria Bioscience (Alachua, FL). Syngenta and Pasteuria have had an exclusive global technology partnership since 2011 to develop and commercialize biological products to control plant-parasitic nematodes, using the naturally occurring soil bacteria Pasteuria spp. The companies say they will use an in vitro production process to develop cost-effective nematicides with a novel mode of action. The first product will be a seed treatment for soybean cyst nematode, to be launched in U.S. in...

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