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LGC, Integrated Breeding Platform Expand Crop Breeding Collaboration

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – LGC today announced that it has expanded its partnership to offer its genotyping services to the Integrated Breeding Platform (IBP).

Under the terms of the multi-year agreement, registered users of the IBP will have access to the complete range of LGC's genotyping services including the KASP and SNPLine technologies, which can help breeders identify drought- and disease-tolerant crop varieties.

The partnership would help "plant breeders accelerate the creation and delivery of new crop varieties to help cope with an increasing global demand for food," LGC Commercial Genomics Director Marcus Wills said in a statement. "This extension to our successful partnership not only enhances LGC’s leading position as the premium supplier of choice to the private and publically funded AgBio sectors, but also enables registered users of the IBP to make their next plant breeding discovery more quickly and more cost effectively."

Financial details of the agreement were not disclosed.

LGC had previously served as the preferred genotyping service provider to the Generation Challenge Programme, the predecessor to the IBP.