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Chemical Industry Weekly News Round-Up, Sept. 21

3:25 PM MDT | September 21, 2012 | Vincent Valk

This Week on CW:   Syngenta is bidding to acquire rice biotech firm Devgen for $523 million million, and also acquiring Pasteuria Bioscience for $86 million.   Arkema is splitting into three new business units and aiming for €10 billion in sales by 2020.   BASF is buying Becker Underwood, a biological seed treatment company, from private equity firm Norwest Equity Partners, for $1 billion.   Bayer CropScience is planning to invest $9 billion in R&D and new production capabilities through 2016.   Around the Web:   The New...

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