NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Texas Tech University’s technology commercialization arm has struck a license agreement with Bayer CropScience for genomics technology that will be used to develop cotton seed lines, the university said today.

The school said last week that the University System Office of Technology Commercialization licensed the technology, which was developed in the International Center for Excellence in Agricultural Genomics and Biotechnology, to Bayer under an exclusive agreement for an undisclosed sum.

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