Press releases

Press release – Shriram and KeyGene Join Forces To Develop Improved Hybrid Rice

Shriram Bioseed and KeyGene announce a multi-year strategic co-development research program for development of improved rice hybrids with higher yields, increased tolerance to abiotic stresses, and better grain quality for consumers in India and south east Asia. KeyGene’s innovation platforms will be exploited to boost these important traits in Bioseed’s elite rice germplasm. The program…

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Press release – KeyGene Fortifies Its NGS Patent Licensing Program

Today, KeyGene announces that it has further extended its global Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) patent estate. On February 20, 2018, the USPTO granted U.S. Patent Nos. 9,896,721; US 9,898,576; and US 9,898,577, entitled “Strategies for high throughput identification and detection of polymorphisms.” KeyGene’s NGS worldwide patent estate now comprises more than 25 issued patents in…

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Press release – KeyGene Sets a New Record in Nanopore Sequencing

This week KeyGene researchers generated 76 gigabases of DNA sequence of a lettuce (Lactuca sativa) genome with a single Oxford Nanopore Technologies (ONT) PromethION flow cell. This is a new record in the plant genome sequencing area for long reads. As the PromethION has the capacity to run 48 such flow cells, large-scale de novo…

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Press release – KeyGene’s Directed Genomic Selection Strategies Patent Upheld by European Patent Office after Opposition

Today, KeyGene announces that its European Patent EP 2813141 entitled ”Directed strategies for improving phenotypic traits”, was upheld after oral proceedings at the European Patent Office. The patent, granted August 5, 2015, is part of KeyGene’s accelerated molecular breeding estate and protects methods for improving phenotypic traits of interest in crops or animals.   In…

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Press release – KeyGene Licenses University of Wisconsin Sequence-Based Genotyping Patents

KeyGene and the University of Wisconsin-Madison announced today that they have entered into a service license agreement to practice KeyGene’s patented Sequence Based Genotyping (SBG) methods. Under the agreement, UW-Madison, through its Biotechnology Center (UWBC), is licensed to offer SBG services in all species to research collaborators and clients worldwide. The SBG technology delivers thousands…

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Press release – KeyGene Bolsters Genotyping and Mutation Screening Patent Estate and Boosts Licensing Program

Today, KeyGene announces that it has further strengthened its global dominant Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) patent estate by recent grants of patents in the United States, China, Hong Kong and India. Furthermore, KeyGene announces expansion of its out-licensing program. The company aims to enable service providers, research- and diagnostic product manufacturers as well as academic…

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