PlantResponse Biotech announces license agreement with the University of Tübingen for trait technology
May. 22, 2019
PlantResponse Biotech CEO Tom Snipes expressed, “We are excited to engage with the University of Tübingen to bring science-based solutions to the challenges crop producers face. This technology holds the potential to allow crops to resist disease pressure and enhance crop productivity in a new way.”
“Development of new trait technologies is important for agriculture to keep up with a changing world,” says Snipes.“ PlantResponse Biotech has a progressive and science-based approach to plant innate immunity and we believe this partnership will lead to improvements in crop health and harvest. Our focus will be on arable crops such as corn, soybeans and canola.”
PlantResponse Biotech is developing a robust portfolio of biological products to enhance plant innate immunity, including foliar applications of natural extracts, and with this license, will expand it to include trait technologies.
Rolf Hecker, Head of the Technology Transfer Office of the University of Tübingen stated, “We are pleased that PlantResponse is commercially developing this promising technology for fungal resistance in plants. They are an excellent partner for innovative products to combat stress in plants to secure the harvest.”
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