Navigation Links
Agrivida Announces Collaboration With Syngenta Ventures to Deliver Low-Cost Sugars for Cellulosic Biofuels and Biochemicals
Date:12/10/2010

MEDFORD, Mass., Dec. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Agrivida, Inc. today announced a collaboration with Syngenta Ventures to develop advanced crop technology that will provide low-cost sugars for a variety of industrial applications.  Under the terms of the agreement, Syngenta licenses to Agrivida access to crop technology and intellectual property in return for Agrivida equity.  

Agrivida will bolster its existing technology portfolio, including its proprietary intein trait platform, with technology licensed from Syngenta that will be used to develop new traits for multiple crops, including corn, sorghum, switchgrass and miscanthus.  Agrivida's traits will make next-generation bioproducts more affordable by significantly decreasing biomass processing costs associated with non-food agricultural residues and dedicated biomass crops.

Announcing the collaboration, Mr. Mark Wong, Agrivida's Chief Executive Officer, said "Agrivida is excited to be able to accelerate our product development through our relationship with Syngenta Ventures, the venture capital arm of Syngenta, one of the world's leading agribusiness companies.  The combination of Agrivida's proprietary intein platform with Syngenta's technology will allow us to provide an integrated solution for feedstock and enzyme delivery to a wide range of industrial customers.  Technologies developed through our collaboration will provide growers, processors, seed partners, and all members of the value chain with crops that enable cost-effective products from cellulosic biomass, and in turn helps to transform this emerging industry."

Agrivida's deal with Syngenta is the latest in a number of recent successes for the company.  In July, Agrivida announced breakthroughs in its development of sugar production from enzyme expressing crops at the annual BIO industry conference, which followed recent awards from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) to further develop its proprietary technology platforms in sorghum and switchgrass."

Agrivida, Inc., headquartered in Medford, MA, is the commercial leader in developing improved crops for production of biofuels and bioproducts from non-food agricultural residues and dedicated biomass crops. The company has entered into research and development agreements with the U.S. Department of Energy ("DOE"), the U.S. Department of Agriculture, ARPA-E, and other corporations. The company received the 'DOE's 2008 "Energy Innovator Award." With expertise in protein engineering, molecular biology, plant biotechnology, agronomy, and chemical engineering, Agrivida is leading the industry in the development of innovative, sustainable crops and processes to meet energy needs and protect the environment.

To learn more about Agrivida, Inc., as well as to review other recent news releases, please visit www.agrivida.com.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Agrivida, Inc.
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related biology technology :

1. China-Biotics Announces Redemption of $25 million in Senior Convertible Notes
2. Cellectis bioresearch Announces the First TGCA Winner
3. Martek Announces Fourth Quarter and FY 2010 Financial Results
4. China Cord Blood Corporation Announces Participation at the 29th Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference
5. Sangamo BioSciences Announces Data Presentation of First In Vivo Demonstration of ZFN-mediated Gene Correction Via Systemic Delivery at American Society for Hematology Meeting
6. Onyx Pharmaceuticals Announces Positive Complete Results From Carfilzomib Phase 2b Study
7. Cephalon Announces Chairman and CEO to Remain on Medical Leave of Absence Indefinitely
8. Regeneron Announces Presentation at the 2010 Deutsche Bank BioFest
9. Sequenom Announces Exercise in Full of Underwriters Option to Purchase Additional Shares
10. The Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse Announces New Chairman of the Board
11. Dendreon Announces MEDCAC Panel Reviewed PROVENGE Evidence
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/23/2016)... June 23, 2016 A person commits a crime, ... scene to track the criminal down. An outbreak ... and Drug Administration (FDA) uses DNA evidence to track down ... Sound far-fetched? It,s not. The FDA has increasingly used ... investigations of foodborne illnesses. Put as simply as possible, whole ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016   EpiBiome , ... secured $1 million in debt financing from Silicon Valley ... up automation and to advance its drug development efforts, ... new facility. "SVB has been an incredible ... the services a traditional bank would provide," said Dr. ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... June 23, 2016  Blueprint Bio, a company dedicated ... the medical community, has closed its Series A funding ... . "We have received a commitment from ... we need to meet our current goals," stated ... the runway to complete validation on the current projects ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... Windsor, Connecticut (PRWEB) , ... June 23, 2016 ... ... will introduce a new line of intelligent tools designed, tuned and optimized exclusively ... place September 12–17 in Chicago. The result of a collaboration among several companies ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
(Date:6/2/2016)... LONDON , June 2, 2016 ... Systems, Manned Platforms, Unmanned Systems, Physical Infrastructure, Support & ... intelligence provider visiongain offers comprehensive analysis of ... that this market will generate revenues of $17.98 billion ... Systems acquired DVTEL Inc, a leader in software and ...
(Date:5/20/2016)...  VoiceIt is excited to announce its new ... By working together, VoiceIt and VoicePass will offer ... take slightly different approaches to voice biometrics, collaboration ... usability. Both ... "This marketing and technology partnership allows ...
(Date:5/9/2016)... May 9, 2016 Elevay is ... to expanding freedom for high net worth professionals seeking ... today,s globally connected world, there is still no substitute ... ever duplicate sealing your deal with a firm handshake. ... by taking advantage of citizenship via investment programs like ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):