Navigation Links
Cellectis Plant Sciences Licenses Plant Transformation Technology for Corn and Rice
Date:11/4/2010

SAINT PAUL, Minn., Nov. 4, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Cellectis plant sciences, the plant genome engineering specialist and subsidiary of Cellectis (Alternext: ALCLS), announced today that it has signed a technology licensing agreement with Japan Tobacco Inc., a global supplier of tobacco, pharmaceuticals and food products, for access to its Agrobacterium transformation technology known as PureIntro®. The agreement provides Cellectis plant sciences with the ability to utilize Japan Tobacco's technology for the precise modification of the corn and rice genomes.

Cellectis is a leader in meganuclease-based genome engineering. Its technology has many applications in plants, allowing for the insertion, deletion or modification of gene sequences to create plants expressing new traits with added value (for example: drought resistance, enhanced nutritional qualities, disease resistance). A subsidiary, Cellectis plant sciences, was established earlier this year in Saint Paul (Minnesota, USA), to enable the technology's full potential in plants.  

The Agrobacterium transformation technology from Japan Tobacco allows efficient delivery of DNA to plant cells. This approach, which is already widely used in plants, will allow Cellectis plant sciences to modify the corn and rice genomes using custom meganucleases.

"At Cellectis plant sciences, we are focused on meeting the challenges of the growing global demand for food by improving staple crops such as rice and corn," said Daniel Voytas, PhD, Chief Scientific Officer of Cellectis plant sciences. "The PureIntro® technology is a proven method that will advance this important research."

About Cellectis plant sciences

Established in March 2010, Cellectis plant sciences is a subsidiary of Cellectis dedicated to the applications of meganucleases to plants. Its main mission is to increase and accelerate usage of Cellectis' proprietary technology in agricultural biology, broaden the company's platform to attract new and expanded licensing opportunities and explore the development of proprietary traits for selected applications. Cellectis plant sciences is located in Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA. Daniel Voytas, PhD, is serving as Chief Scientific Officer of Cellectis plant sciences. Dr Voytas is also Director of the University of Minnesota Center for Genome Engineering.

About Cellectis

Cellectis is a pioneer in the field of genome engineering. The company designs and markets innovative tools -meganucleases. These molecular scissors enable targeted modifications to DNA, with applications in the research, biomanufacturing, agrobiotechnology and therapeutic sectors. To date, Cellectis has formed over 20 academic research partnerships and has established more than 50 agreements with pharmaceutical laboratories, seed producers and biotech companies across the world. The company holds exclusive rights to a portfolio of over 260 patents granted or pending.

Since 2007, Cellectis has been listed on the NYSE-Euronext Alternext market (code: ALCLS) in Paris and has secured over euro 70 million in funding since inception.

More information at www.cellectis.com

Follow Cellectis on Twitter at www.twitter.com/cellectis

Disclaimer

This press release and the information contained herein do not constitute an offer to sell or subscribe, or a solicitation of an offer to buy or subscribe, for shares in Cellectis in any country. This press release contains forward-looking statements that relate to the Company's objectives. Such forward-looking statements are based on the current expectations and assumptions of the Company's management only and involve risk and uncertainties. Potential risks and uncertainties include, without limitation, whether the Company will be successful in implementing its strategies, whether there will be continued growth in the relevant market and demand for the Company's products, new products or technological developments introduced by competitors, and risks associated with managing growth. Unfavorable developments in connection with these and other risks and uncertainties described, in particular, in the Company's prospectus prepared in connection with its IPO and on which the French Autorite des marches financiers ("AMF") granted its visa no. 07-023 on January 22, 2007, could cause the Company to fail to achieve the objectives expressed by the forward-looking statements above.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Cellectis
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related biology technology :

1. Monsanto Licenses Use of Cellectis Innovative Genome Modification Technology
2. Cellectis to Present at the American Society of Gene & Cell Therapy Annual Meeting
3. Cellectis to Present at the FASEB Summer Research Conference on Genome Engineering
4. Cellectis bioresearch Establishes The Genome Customization Award (TGCA)
5. Taconics Litigation Contesting License Termination By Cellectis Is Dismissed
6. Cellectis Unveils Its New Corporate Website
7. Cellectis Bioresearch Announces Availability of Research Kits Through New Online E-Store
8. Cellectis Plant Sciences Licenses Plant Transformation Technology From Midwest Oilseeds
9. Cellectis and the Center for iPS Cells Research and Application Enter Collaboration
10. DOE JGI Director Eddy Rubin highlights the genomics of plant-based biofuels in the journal Nature
11. AST Endorses Istanbul Declaration to End Organ Trafficking and Transplant Tourism
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/18/2017)... ... May 17, 2017 , ... ... with psychonneuroendocrine stress expertise, and further enhances its scientific power by providing ... A. Granger, Ph.D., has agreed to join the scientific advisory board. “We ...
(Date:5/18/2017)... ... May 17, 2017 , ... Many complicated neurological ... to develop Alzheimer’s disease, while men are at greater risk for Parkinson’s disease. ... bias is the aim of a research program at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) ...
(Date:5/16/2017)... ... May 16, 2017 , ... ... diagnostics, has released its ClearID Lung Cancer blood test. Leveraging a highly-sensitive next-generation ... new test is designed to quickly and accurately identify tumor-related genetic mutations that ...
(Date:5/15/2017)... Somerset, N.J. (PRWEB) , ... May 15, 2017 ... ... advanced delivery technologies and development solutions for drugs, biologics and consumer health products, ... biotechnology company focused on rare genetic diseases, to support preclinical and clinical development ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
(Date:4/19/2017)... , April 19, 2017 ... its vendor landscape is marked by the presence of ... is however held by five major players - 3M ... these companies accounted for nearly 61% of the global ... leading companies in the global military biometrics market boast ...
(Date:4/13/2017)... April 13, 2017 According to a new market ... Identity Analytics, Identity Administration, and Authorization), Service, Authentication Type, Deployment Mode, Vertical, ... Market is expected to grow from USD 14.30 Billion in 2017 to ... of 17.3%. ... MarketsandMarkets Logo ...
(Date:4/11/2017)... , April 11, 2017 NXT-ID, Inc. ... technology company, announces the appointment of independent Directors Mr. ... to its Board of Directors, furthering the company,s corporate governance ... Gino ... we look forward to their guidance and benefiting from their ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):