Syngenta and DuPont Agree on Technology Exchange

6/2/2013

Syngenta and DuPont have announced technology licensing agreements that will broaden each company's crop protection product portfolio and enable both to bring new products to market more efficiently.

Syngenta has obtained a global license from DuPont to develop products containing DuPont's fungicide oxathiapiprolin. The development of this new piperidinyl thiazole isoxazoline class of fungicides represents a significant improvement for growers in the control of diseases in potatoes, grapes, vegetables and other specialty crops.

"These agreements again demonstrate DuPont Crop Protection's commitment to our customers by collaborating to deliver innovative products from our robust pipeline while always focusing on sustainability and maximizing shareholder value," said Rik Miller, president of DuPont Crop Protection. "This decision enables DuPont to provide solutions that will help our customers improve their productivity and profitability now and in the future." 

Syngenta's Chief Operating Officer John Atkin said, "Access to oxathiapiprolin will further broaden our world-leading fungicide portfolio. Diverse modes of action are critical for disease control and to sustain the life cycle of existing products in the face of resistance challenges. We are also pleased that this agreement will contribute to maximizing the market coverage of Solatenol in Brazil."

Source: syngenta.com