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Intrexon and Rentokil Enter into Research and Development Agreement to Explore a New Generation of Highly-Effective, Sustainable Pest Controls
Date:9/13/2013

GERMANTOWN, Md., Sept. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Intrexon Corporation (NYSE: XON), a leader in synthetic biology, announced today that it has agreed to a joint research and development initiative with Rentokil Initial PLC that may lead to a new generation of highly-effective and sustainable pest control product and solution.

Under the agreement, Intrexon will apply its biology and science expertise to assist Rentokil in the development of specific pest control products.  The companies will also consider exploring additional areas of commercial product research and development.  Additional terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

Intrexon's Chief Operating Officer, Krish Krishnan, said Rentokil's long history of developing innovative pest control products is invaluable to the collaboration.

"Intrexon and Rentokil share a common DNA: an unwavering commitment to producing ground-breaking solutions," Krishnan said. "The same biotechnologies that have served and benefitted our collaborations in Health and Food will be equally valuable towards advancing our goals in Intrexon's emerging Environment group."

About Intrexon Corporation
Intrexon Corporation (NYSE: XON) is a biotechnology company focused on collaborating with companies in Health, Food, Energy, and the Environment to create biologically based products that improve the quality of life and health of the planet.  Through the company's proprietary UltraVector® platform, Intrexon provides its partners with commercial-scale design and development of complex biological systems.  The UltraVector® platform enables unprecedented control over the quality, function, and performance of living cells for a wide variety of
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