Navigation Links
Monsanto Licenses Use of Cellectis' Innovative Genome Modification Technology
Date:9/1/2009

ST. LOUIS and ROMAINVILLE, France, Sept. 1, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) today announced a non-exclusive research and commercial license agreement with France-based Cellectis S.A. (Alternext: ALCLS), a biotechnology company specialized in genome engineering, for broad use of its meganuclease technology in plants.

Meganucleases are molecular scissors that can be directed to a single site in the genome of a plant cell, thereby allowing a wide range of precise genome modifications, including gene stacking, gene knock-out as well as modulation of gene function to develop new traits. Under the agreement, Monsanto will have access to Cellectis' intellectual property on meganucleases and its custom meganuclease production platform.

Cellectis will receive an upfront payment of euro 3 million, and subject to the approval of the Extraordinary General Meeting of Cellectis' shareholders, Monsanto will make an equity investment of euro 1 million to allow Cellectis to scale the technology for agriculture. Cellectis will also be eligible to receive fees for the development of each meganuclease, success-based milestones and may receive royalties on certain traits commercialized by Monsanto. Further financial details of the agreement were not disclosed.

"Being able to make precise genome modifications could enable us to advance projects even more rapidly through our R&D pipeline," said Robert Fraley, chief technology officer for Monsanto. "This technology has the potential to accelerate delivery of our ever expanding trait pipeline to farmers in the form of value-added, multi-trait products."

"This agreement with Monsanto, the leader in agricultural biotechnology, could allow our meganuclease-based genome engineering technol
'/>"/>

SOURCE Monsanto Company
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology technology :

1. Monsanto Is on the Verge of a Technology Explosion, Executives Tell Investors at Annual Field Event
2. Dow AgroSciences, Monsanto Complete U.S. and Canadian Regulatory Authorizations for SmartStax Corn; Plans Set to Launch Seed Platform on 3 Million- to 4 Million-Plus Acres
3. Monsanto, BASF Scientists Disclose Discovery of Gene Conferring Drought Tolerance in Corn Plants
4. Monsantos Historic R&D Investment has Contributed to Mid-20s Gross Profit Growth for Its Seeds and Genomics Segment
5. Monsanto Executives to Discuss Companys Growth Drivers, Profit Goals at Investor Conferences in February
6. BASF and Monsanto Formalize Agreement to Develop Dicamba-Based Formulation Technologies
7. Monsanto Shareowners Reelect Board Members at Companys Annual Meeting
8. Monsanto Board Approves 10 Percent Dividend Increase
9. Monsanto Recognized as Top Biotechnology Employer by Science Magazine
10. Monsanto Sees Growing Opportunity for Biotech Traits Globally
11. New Insect Protection Technology From Monsanto Company Deregulated by USDA
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/19/2014)... Md. , Aug. 19, 2014   ... biotechnology company developing novel anti-infective biologic and drug ... and diseases, announced today that its novel ... at the 54 th Interscience Conference on ... Washington D.C. ...
(Date:8/18/2014)... A new therapy developed by researchers at the ... Medicine and Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) may ... disease treatment. , The researchers demonstrated in ... could selectively inhibit blood vessel re-narrowing and simultaneously ... a balloon catheter to open narrowed or blocked ...
(Date:8/18/2014)... and data storage may someday run on ... to read and write digital information, outperforming ... But ferroelectrics must first overcome a few ... of "forgetting" stored data. , Now, ... Brookhaven National Laboratory have discovered nanoscale asymmetries ...
(Date:8/18/2014)... 18, 2014 TNI BioTech, Inc. (OTC-BB: TNIB) ... manufacturing and marketing of innovative therapies for autoimmune diseases ... providing a second notice of TNI BioTech,s annual meeting ... announcement, Noreen Griffin , founder and CEO of ... your participation in the Annual Meeting. On behalf of ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Synthetic Biologics Announces Late-Breaking Poster Presentation for C. difficile Program at 54th ICAAC 2Synthetic Biologics Announces Late-Breaking Poster Presentation for C. difficile Program at 54th ICAAC 3Synthetic Biologics Announces Late-Breaking Poster Presentation for C. difficile Program at 54th ICAAC 4Selective therapy may improve artery repair after interventional cardiovascular procedures 2Selective therapy may improve artery repair after interventional cardiovascular procedures 3Promising ferroelectric materials suffer from unexpected electric polarizations 2Promising ferroelectric materials suffer from unexpected electric polarizations 3Promising ferroelectric materials suffer from unexpected electric polarizations 4TNI BioTech Inc., provides 2nd Notice of Annual Meeting September 4, 2014 2TNI BioTech Inc., provides 2nd Notice of Annual Meeting September 4, 2014 3TNI BioTech Inc., provides 2nd Notice of Annual Meeting September 4, 2014 4
... (Nasdaq:,AWRE), a leading supplier of broadband technology and biometrics ... an extension to,the program originally authorized on August 28, ... up to $5 million worth of shares of,the Company,s ... until December,31, 2009 at prevailing market prices. The Board ...
... Net Revenues, $0.10 Net Income Per Share, SAN ... VNUS ), a leading provider of medical devices,for ... its,financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, ... 2008 increased 32% to $23.1,million compared with $17.5 million ...
... Transgenomic, Inc. (OTC,Bulletin Board: TBIO) today announced financial results ... results are presented in,the tables that follow., Third ... $5.4 million during the third,quarter of 2008, compared to ... from continuing operations was $2.9 million or 54,percent during ...
Cached Biology Technology:Aware, Inc. Announces Extension of Stock Repurchase Plan 2VNUS Medical Technologies Reports Third-Quarter 2008 Results: 25% Growth in Net Product Revenues and 29% Growth in Unit Sales Over Third Quarter 2007 2VNUS Medical Technologies Reports Third-Quarter 2008 Results: 25% Growth in Net Product Revenues and 29% Growth in Unit Sales Over Third Quarter 2007 3VNUS Medical Technologies Reports Third-Quarter 2008 Results: 25% Growth in Net Product Revenues and 29% Growth in Unit Sales Over Third Quarter 2007 4VNUS Medical Technologies Reports Third-Quarter 2008 Results: 25% Growth in Net Product Revenues and 29% Growth in Unit Sales Over Third Quarter 2007 5VNUS Medical Technologies Reports Third-Quarter 2008 Results: 25% Growth in Net Product Revenues and 29% Growth in Unit Sales Over Third Quarter 2007 6VNUS Medical Technologies Reports Third-Quarter 2008 Results: 25% Growth in Net Product Revenues and 29% Growth in Unit Sales Over Third Quarter 2007 7VNUS Medical Technologies Reports Third-Quarter 2008 Results: 25% Growth in Net Product Revenues and 29% Growth in Unit Sales Over Third Quarter 2007 8VNUS Medical Technologies Reports Third-Quarter 2008 Results: 25% Growth in Net Product Revenues and 29% Growth in Unit Sales Over Third Quarter 2007 9VNUS Medical Technologies Reports Third-Quarter 2008 Results: 25% Growth in Net Product Revenues and 29% Growth in Unit Sales Over Third Quarter 2007 10Transgenomic, Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2008 Results 2Transgenomic, Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2008 Results 3Transgenomic, Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2008 Results 4Transgenomic, Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2008 Results 5Transgenomic, Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2008 Results 6Transgenomic, Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2008 Results 7
(Date:8/19/2014)... Daylight was breaking over the central Pacific and ... about a dozen scientists strategized for the day ahead. ... to collect water samples around the southern Line Islands, ... gizmos and delicate machinery strewn throughout the 158-foot research ... research group to bring a DNA sequencer out into ...
(Date:8/18/2014)... , August 19, 2014 ... biometric authentication in smart devices  Trustonic, ... for smart devices, and Fingerprint Cards AB (FPC) ... of FIDO Ready™ secure biometric authentication on connected ... touch fingerprint sensors (FPC1020, FPC1021 and FPC1150) and ...
(Date:8/18/2014)... species native to a major Arizona watershed may lose ... as surface water flow is reduced by the effects ... these fish species, found in the Verde River Basin, ... easy access to various resources throughout the river and ... (Rhinichthys osculus), roundtail chub (Gila robusta) and Sonora sucker ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Sequencing at sea 2Sequencing at sea 3Trustonic and Fingerprint Cards Collaborate to Bring Secure Biometrics to Connected Devices 2Trustonic and Fingerprint Cards Collaborate to Bring Secure Biometrics to Connected Devices 3Trustonic and Fingerprint Cards Collaborate to Bring Secure Biometrics to Connected Devices 4Climate change will threaten fish by drying out Southwest US streams, study predicts 2Climate change will threaten fish by drying out Southwest US streams, study predicts 3
... , RIDGE, N.Y., Oct. 21 What,s the cost ... preventing accidental death resulting from prescription medication abuse, there,s ... be unaware that the lock-boxes they,ve installed are not ... drugs. That,s why MEDNET(TM), a national leader in premium-quality ...
... CHAPEL HILL Scientists at the University of ... the University of California, San Francisco have developed and ... for existing drugs. The researchers developed a computational ... known drugs are to the naturally occurring binding partners ...
... 4, 2009) For more than 25 years, all ... Strombus gigas ) have been unsuccessfuluntil now. For the ... beaded (nucleated) and non-beaded cultured pearls from the queen ... University,s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute (HBOI). With less than ...
Cached Biology News:MEDNET Launches MedSafe to Prevent Teenage Prescription Drug Abuse 2MEDNET Launches MedSafe to Prevent Teenage Prescription Drug Abuse 3Study points to new uses, unexpected side effects of already existing drugs 2Scientists are first to 'unlock' the mystery of creating cultured pearls from the queen conch 2Scientists are first to 'unlock' the mystery of creating cultured pearls from the queen conch 3
... Ac-DEVD-CHO is an inhibitor ... The concentration of inhibitor ... activity must be determined ... Ten micromolar inhibitor is ...
Human RELT/TNFRSF19L MAb (Clone 238104)...
homeo box D3, mRNA...
Human TSLP MAb (Clone 258136)...
Biology Products: