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French Crop Science Firm Biogemma Says Oui to LION

NEW YORK, Sept. 19-Lion Bioscience licensed its bioinformatics platform to both the French crop science company Biogemma and its joint venture with Bayer Crop Science, the company said today.

The companies will  use Lion's technology in plant disease research.


RhoBio, the joint venture, will use Lion's SRS system to integrate disease-related genetic data.


Biogemma will use Lion's BioScout application to analyze plant gene sequences.


These are the bioinformatics company's first French crop science clients.


RhoBio, a joint venture begun in April 1998, focuses on Arabidopsis genomics and its applications to crops like maize, wheat, rice and oilseed rape.


Biogemma is based in Paris.


For more information, see Lion's press release.

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