NEW YORK, Dec. 4-Syngenta and Diversa are launching a major plant and biopharmaceutical research alliance, the two companies said today. In the deal, Syngenta will take a significant equity stake in Diversa, which in return is granted broad access to the company's post-genomic tools and technologies.

 

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