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Press release – KeyGene and Phenome Networks enter into a strategic collaboration to cross-license their software platforms

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Today, the Crop Innovation Company KeyGene and Phenome Networks announce that they have signed an agreement to establish a strategic partnership in the growing market of breeding and big data genomics software. In the collaboration, Phenome Networks provides a license to KeyGene to its plant breeding software (PhenomeOne) to support KeyGene’s breeding of rubber-producing dandelion plants. Simultaneously, KeyGene provides a license to Phenome Networks to use its CropPedia genomics platform for big data integration and analysis in rice.Click here for pdf of full press release.

Arjen J. van Tunen, CEO of KeyGene: “PhenomeOne is an impressive software solution to execute and manage plant breeding processes. It is nicely complementary to our CropPedia. We have evaluated it extensively and concluded that this is the best system to manage our dandelion breeding program. The collaboration with Phenome Networks will enable both parties to combine and further develop their breakthrough software solutions that integrate traditional breeding with genomics.