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BASF opens plant biotechnology research facility in Belgium

12:19 AM MDT | October 18, 2013 | Deepti Ramesh

BASF says it has opened a new facility for plant biotechnology research at Ghent, Belgium, with its agricultural biotech subsidiary CropDesign moving into a new wing of the Bio-Accelerator building in Technologiepark Ghent. The new facility includes labs and offices, a technical area, and a rooftop greenhouse for rice research and product development. CropDesign was founded in 1998 as a spin-off from the Flanders Institute for Biotechnology (VIB; Ghent) and the University of Ghent. CropDesign has been part of BASF Plant Science (Research Triangle Park, NC) since...

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