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Bayer CropScience and Syngenta Sign Cotton Technology Licensing Deal

1:19 AM MDT | July 14, 2010 | Natasha Alperowicz

Bayer CropScience and Syngenta have entered into a long-term business agreement under which Syngenta has granted Bayer CropScience a worldwide, non-exclusive license for use of VIPCOT insect control technology in cotton. The VIPCOT technology expresses two insecticidal proteins that are highly effective against a number of cotton pests, including cotton bollworm Helicoverpa zea, and tobacco budworm Heliothis virescens, the companies say. The addition of VIPCOT will complement Bayer's existing portfolio of cotton solutions, which includes high-perofmance...

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