Press releases

Press release – Felda Global Ventures Berhad and KeyGene sign a Memorandum of Collaboration

Crop Innovation Company KeyGene and Felda Global Ventures Berhad (FGV) announce that they have signed a Memorandum of Collaboration (MoC) agreement to establish a strategic partnership to start a joint research laboratory (joint lab). This joint lab will empower FGV R&D to become a center of excellence by strengthening its research capabilities, enabling faster introduction…

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

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…

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Press release – KeyGene and University of Minnesota collaborate to offer expanded access to Sequence-Based Genotyping

KeyGene and University of Minnesota (UMN) jointly announced today that they have entered a strategic licensing agreement which allows UMN to offer KeyGene’s proprietary Sequence-Based Genotyping (SBG) along with a complete suite of genomics services to the academic community and the industry. Click here for pdf of the full press release.   Fayaz Khazi, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer of…

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Press release – KeyGene and GENALICE extend their collaboration on big data for crop improvement

Today, at the first day of the international Plant and Animal Genome XXV Conference in San Diego, the Crop Innovation Company KeyGene and genomic big data solutions company GENALICE, announce the continuation of their strategic partnership. Jointly the companies will stand unmatched in exploiting the tremendous value of genomics related big data analysis in crop…

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Press release – KeyGene and Kultevat enter into partnership and license agreement to scale up dandelion rubber production

Kultevat and KeyGene have extended their research collaboration to produce natural rubber in roots of dandelion plants for the sustainable production of natural rubber. The renewed collaboration builds on breakthroughs in plant breeding by KeyGene, expanded planting by Kultevat, and improved rubber extraction technologies. The collaboration includes commercial growing of hybrid rubber dandelion plants that…

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Press release – KeyGene’s SBG patent upheld by the USPTO after ex parte reexamination

KeyGene announced today that its United States patent (US 8,815,512) protecting Sequence-Based Genotyping (SBG) technology was upheld by the United States Patent and Trademark Office, following ex parte reexamination initiated by Cornell University. The patent is part of KeyGene’s global dominant patent portfolio protecting methods for simultaneous polymorphism discovery and genotyping, including SBG, GBS, RAD, ddRAD…

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