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LSBC to Develop Non-GMO Pest Control Products

NEW YORK, Aug. 27 (GenomeWeb News) - Large Scale Biology said today that it has signed a deal to help Monterey County, Calif.-based Growers Research Group research and develop non-genetically modified organism product to control plant pests.

Under the arrangement, the partners will use LSBC’s Geneware gene expression technology to develop vectors that will combat certain diseases in perennial plants.

Financial terms of the alliance were not disclosed, but LSBC said that they include funding for gene expression vector development and methods of plant delivery, as well as provisions for future ownership and licensing by the collaborators.

According to LSBC, this deal is another step in an ongoing partnership with Growers Research Group to develop new treatments for bacterial infections in various crops.

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