Mendel Biotechnology and Fundacion MEDINA collaborate on biostimulants
Jul. 24, 2013
Under the agreement, MEDINA will provide Mendel with microbial extracts from elite culture collections. Mendel will run its proprietary screens on these collections to identify natural products with crop performance benefits. Those that enhance drought tolerance and increase yield are targeted as the first products from these screens.
"We are very pleased to have identified a partner for the use of our collections to develop novel products for agriculture”, said Olga Genilloud, MEDINA’s Scientific Director. "Mendel’s screening systems offer an outstanding platform to discover novel natural products from our unique collections of microorganisms.”
"We are excited to access collections from MEDINA," said Neal Gutterson, CEO, Mendel. "The screening of their unique collections using Mendel’s proprietary, high throughput Productivity Report Panel will yield new biostimulant products. These new products offer a sustainable, environmentally-friendly means of enhancing crop productivity in broad acre and specialty crops worldwide."
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