Dow AgroSciences and Synthace collaborate on crop protection products

Dow AgroSciences and Synthace collaborate on crop protection products.
Dow AgroSciences and Synthace collaborate on crop protection products.
A research collaboration between Dow AgroSciences and Synthace began today in order to accelerate product development of fermentation-based production of crop protection products.

While working together, Dow AgroSciences will have access to Synthace’s Antha software tools in order to develop superior microbial production strains at Dow AgroSciences.

“Antha is a platform that links research, development and bio-manufacturing," Dr. Tim Fell, CEO of Synthace, said. "We look forward to employing it with Dow AgroSciences to optimize tools and processes that enable them to continue to boost bottom-line performance.”

Dow AgroSciences, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company, uses nature in conjunction with fermentation technology to find solutions to fermentation problems commonly seen by farmers. These solutions include products used to prevent pest infestation and control diseases with the ultimate goal of producing a higher crop yield. 

“It is important for Dow AgroSciences to bring new products to farmers faster and this collaboration on strain engineering will accelerate our ability to create novel microbial production strains,” Dr. Nigel J. Mouncey, bio-engineering and bio-processing R&D director of Dow AgroSciences, said. “Working with Synthace gives us the ability to achieve our goals more quickly in an expanded and automated manner via their innovative technologies.”

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