Press releases

Press Release – KeyGene and GENALICE join forces in speeding up plant DNA analysis

Today, two highly innovative companies, KeyGene and GENALICE announced that they have entered into a strategic partnership. KeyGene purchased a license of GENALICE MAP, a groundbreaking new sequence-mapping tool to accelerate and improve DNA research. KeyGene is an Agro-industrial Biotech company focusing on genomic research and technology development to accelerate crop improvement. Using cutting edge…

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KeyGene and Donald Danforth Plant Science Center announced collaboration

Today KeyGene and The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center announce a collaboration to strengthen the plant imaging capabilities at the newly built, one-of-a-kind Bellwether Phenotyping Facility at the Danforth Center in St. Louis, MO, USA. This technology increases the pace of scientific discovery, as well as applications that impact agricultural productivity. Read more: Press Release…

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KeyGene advances licensing opportunities in molecular breeding

Today, KeyGene announces publication of United States patent number 8,481,257, protecting methods for large-scale discovery and genotyping of genetic markers. The patented methods utilize restriction enzymes to create and subsequently sequence genome fractions, allowing discovery and scoring of vast amounts of genetic markers in an extremely cost-effective manner. The Sequence Based Genotyping (SBG) methods find…

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Press Release – KeyGene expands its leading position in the field of Sequence-Based Genotyping for breeding

Today, KeyGene announces that its Sequence-Based Genotyping (SBG) patent portfolio has been strengthened by the grant of United States patent US 8,460,866, entitled “High Throughput Sequence-based Detection of SNPs using Ligation Assays”, protecting sequence-based SNP genotyping methods. The patented methods are used to detect target sequences with probes containing identifier sequences and circumvent limitations of…

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Bayer CropScience and KeyGene enter into research agreement to improve crop varieties

Bayer CropScience and KeyGene announced that they have entered into a multi-year agreement to improve traits in a number of major agricultural crops. The scope of the first research program is wheat, potentially to be followed by programs in oilseed rape, rice and cotton. With their collaboration Bayer and KeyGene aim at contributing to a…

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