Apr. 6, 2018
Bioceres and Iden Biotechnology, announce that they have recently entered into an agreement to develop alfalfa quality traits. The agreement comprises the use of a technology developed by the Public University of Navarra (UPNA) and the research group of Carbohydrate Metabolism of the Agrobiotechnology Institute of Navarra (IdAB) belonging to the CSIC (Spanish National Research Council) and further validated in commercial crops by Iden Biotechnology.
“We welcome the expansion of our collaboration scope with Bioceres, a globally recognized agricultural biotech company, into new crops, gene traits and objectives in Latin America” said Nora Alonso, CEO of Iden.
This commercial collaboration between Bioceres and Iden Biotechnology S.L. will enable the former to develop the technology necessary to produce alfalfa varieties with enhanced quality characteristics and provide new products for its customer segment. The agreement sums to other collaborations between both companies for abiotic stress resistant wheat varieties development and commercialization.
“We are very happy to expand our existing collaboration with Iden to include quality enhancement opportunities in alfalfa. This new agreement further demonstrates the high level of complementarity between our two organizations, from product development capabilities to patent portfolio and geographic footprints,” said Federico Trucco, CEO of Bioceres.