FuturaGene receives key approval in Brazilian eucalyptus trial

May 4, 2012 |

In Brazil, FuturaGene has received approval from the Brazilian National Technical Commission on Biosafety (CTNBio) to initiate its fourth regulatory field trial for yield enhanced eucalyptus plantations in Brazil. The trial is designed to evaluate plantation agronomic properties and biosafety data from a specific genetically modified event – biosafety data are required by CTNBio to obtain market approval for modified organisms in Brazil.

The initiation of this trial within the next two weeks will be the culmination of a series of regulated selection, evaluation and biosafety trials which was initiated in 2006, with the first performance evaluation trial planted in a collaboration with Suzano Pulp and Paper, that resulted in the acquisition of FuturaGene by Suzano.

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