Tag: Israel

Evogene reports Q2 financial results with $1.2M total revenues

Evogene reports Q2 financial results with $1.2M total revenues

August 12, 2017 |

In Israel, Evogene Ltd. announced total revenues for the second quarter of 2017 of $1.2 million, compared to $1.8 million for the second quarter in 2016. The decline in revenues reflects the net decrease in research and development cost reimbursement, in accordance with the work plans under Evogene’s various collaboration agreements, according to their press […]

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Evogene hits milestones in crop disease tie up with Monsanto

Evogene hits milestones in crop disease tie up with Monsanto

July 11, 2017 |

In Israel, Evogene Ltd. announced it had reached an important milestone in its crop disease collaboration with Monsanto Company with the demonstration of positive Fusarium resistance results with Evogene discovered genes. Additionally, Evogene announced the completion of the candidate gene discovery stage in the companies’ yield and abiotic stress collaboration, which mainly focuses on corn […]

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Evogene advances against Western corn rootworm

Evogene advances against Western corn rootworm

June 26, 2017 |

In Israel, Evogene has advanced a gene displaying insecticidal activity against Western corn rootworm into Phase-I  focusing on validation in target crops, following positive laboratory assay results. Additionally, the company announced for the first time the identification of a set of genes displaying initial toxic activity against southern green stinkbug, a major pest in soybean […]

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Israeli MRI company gets $20 million in latest investment round

Israeli MRI company gets $20 million in latest investment round

July 14, 2016 |

In Israel, high-performance MRI developer Aspect Imaging has raised $20 million in its latest round of funding but there were no details were disclosed about the investors in the round, bringing total investment to $120 million to date. Founded in 2003, the company builds MRI systems for use in the health, laboratory and industrial sectors. […]

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Evogene and Marrone announce milestones and plans to move towards validation

Evogene and Marrone announce milestones and plans to move towards validation

May 17, 2016 |

In Israel, Evogene and Marrone Bio Innovations Inc. announced they have successfully met an important milestone in their multi-year collaboration focused on discovery and validation of novel genes for insect control. In diet-based insect assays, certain proteins demonstrated control activity against several target pest insects, including fall armyworm, a devastating pest that causes annual damage […]

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Evogene announces positive results of research with Monsanto on corn and soybeans

Evogene announces positive results of research with Monsanto on corn and soybeans

February 23, 2016 |

In Israel, Evogene announced positive results from the testing of a set of the company’s discovered genes in corn and soybeans conducted this past season by its key collaborator, Monsanto. These are the first results for genes discovered and tested pursuant to a ‘Trait-First’ methodology implemented in the frame of the parties’ on-going, multi-year collaboration […]

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Evogene looks beyond plant genomics to bacteria for pest resistance

Evogene looks beyond plant genomics to bacteria for pest resistance

January 5, 2016 |

In Israel, Evogene is looking beyond its traditional research areas of plant genomics and will now look at bacteria genomics as well in hopes of unlocking resistance to pests. The idea is take a different tack as creating pest resistance in plants that doesn’t lead to increased pest resistance to those methods as they mutate. […]

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An Alternative Path to Alternative Fuels: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to Israel’s Fuel Choices Initiative

An Alternative Path to Alternative Fuels: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to Israel’s Fuel Choices Initiative

September 10, 2015 |

“We choose to live in a world free of dependence on crude oil, with a variety of clean and accessible means of transportation.” Israel’s main effort in addressing this global challenge is the national program for alternative fuels in transportation (The Fuel Choices Initiative). The Initiative has been budgeted for ten years in order to […]

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Israeli researchers determine sea lettuce viable but not yet economical for ethanol

Israeli researchers determine sea lettuce viable but not yet economical for ethanol

August 6, 2015 |

In Israel, research has shown that growing and producing bioethanol from algae of the species sea lettuce has great potential. However, the study has found that it is currently not economically viable. The global energy industry is constantly looking for renewable and environmentally friendly energy sources. Among the proposed solutions, fuel production from plant material […]

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Tel Aviv University researchers develop new cellulose hydrolysis method

Tel Aviv University researchers develop new cellulose hydrolysis method

August 5, 2015 |

In Israel, a novel approach to cellulose hydrolysis using a consortium of motile bacteria moving on solid surfaces and carrying microbial lug-gage – another bacteria that can efficiently hydrolyze cellulose, was demonstrated by the group of Professor Eshel Ben- Jacob (R.I.P) from Tel Aviv University.  The innovation of the approach is the use of the recombinant […]

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