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BASF Plant Science Enters Cooperation and License Agreement in China

3:27 AM MST | January 24, 2008 |

Natasha Alperowicz

BASF says its BASF Plant Science unit and the National Institute of Biological Sciences (NIBS; Beijing) have entered a cooperation and licensing agreement in biotechnology. it is the first such agreement for BASF Plant Science in China and focuses on increasing yields in staple crops such as corn, soybeans and rice. "Asia is emerging as a key player in plant biotechnology both in research and cultivation and we are striving to intensify partnerships in this dynamic region," says Hans Kast, president and CEO of BASF Plant Science. Europe, on the other...

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