A collaboration agreement between Dupont and BioSciences, Inc was announced Monday that will accelerate crop product development. Dupont's Pioneer Hi-Bred gains access to Precision's Directed Nuclease Editor technology that will allow them to insert, remove and stack multiple traits at pre-selected sites in the plant genome, shortening the time it takes to bring new, high-value products to market.
To meet growing demand for food, feed and fuel around the world, we must increase agricultural productivity," said William S. Niebur, vice president of DuPont Crop Genetics Research and Development. "DNE technology gives us an important tool to efficiently develop and rapidly deploy improved traits such as drought resistance, pest resistance and increased yield into the Pioneer lineup."
Precision BioSciences is excited to be partnering with Dupont, a world leader in supplying seed and grain products.
"Precision's DNE technology is becoming the gold standard in genome engineering," says Matthew Kane, Precision BioSciences CEO. "We believe it will greatly enhance the ability to introduce, remove or regulate genes of choice."