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Syngenta Buys Two BioTrove OpenArrays for Seed Development Programs

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - Syngenta Seeds, a unit of global agricultural technology firm Syngenta, has purchased two BioTrove OpenArray systems for use in its seed development and breeding programs, BioTrove said this week.
Syngenta will use the OpenArray, a genotyping system used in high-throughput qPCR and SNP analysis, at labs in Slater, Iowa, and Toulouse, France, Biotrove said.
Syngenta’s Slater lab focuses on corn and soybeans and its facility in Toulouse studies vegetables, flowers, and crops, BioTrove said.
Financial terms of the deal were not released.

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