The agreement, signed with the agricultural group Gordeva Agrizines and an American research center, allows seed company Bezo to access Crisper-Case 9’s intellectual property for vegetable breeding.
The agreement was signed in the United States today. This is a non-exclusive research and commercial licensing agreement between Bezo and Gordeva Agrizines and the Brad Institute, an American center of biomedical and genetic research.
In a press release, Bezo reported that in connection with European law, the seed company currently uses Crispr-Cas9 technology for research purposes only. Bezo Research Director Bert Schrizver argues that genetic editing ultimately provides the seed company with the opportunity to accelerate breeding programs for vegetables.
‘These technologies enhance our understanding of genetics and provide tools for developing new traits such as agiotic stress tolerance and immunity. This will enable farmers to grow their crops in a sustainable manner and meet the growing global demand for healthy vegetable production, ”says Shrijwar.
Sam Edington, Gordeva’s head of technology, said the committee is committed to opening innovations and collaborations with the scientific community to create solutions for farmers. The deal with Bezo is an example of this. Bezos’ investment in genetic modification reflects the hope that European policy will change the climate in favor of Crisper-Gas. So farmers and consumers can benefit from this innovation. ‘
Ettington firmly believes that a technique like Crisper-Cass will make crops more nutritious, flexible and productive. “We are proud to be able to help Bezo explore new uses for this powerful tool in vegetable crops.”
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