In Iowa, DuPont and Biotique Systems entered into a research alliance to accelerate genetic discovery in agricultural crops globally, bringing better products to farmers faster. Under the agreement, Biotique will provide knowledge and access to its proprietary “TITAN” solution for next-generation sequence management, marker analysis, and genotype to phenotype association as well as its “Make-Sense” intellectual property portfolio. DuPont business Pioneer Hi-Bred will have access to the platform for agricultural applications and will retain all intellectual property for its genetic information and crops produced as a result of the alliance. Specific milestones and terms of the agreement were not disclosed. Dupont reports that in 2010, Pioneer Hy-Bred researchers have evaluated the commercial potential of more crop genetics than in the 80-year history of the company. Pioneer recently introduced high-yielding Y Series soybeans, developed through the proprietary Accelerated Yield Technology (AYT™) System. Both companies that their alliance will speed up both discovery and product delivery for their customers.
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