Merged Novartis and AstraZeneca Unit to Buy NADII to Lead Bioinformatics Effort | GenomeWeb

SYNGENTA, the new company that will be formed once Novartis and AstraZeneca complete their plans to merge agricultural units, is expected to purchase the Novartis Agricultural Discovery Institute from the Novartis Research Foundation, Steven Briggs, president and CEO of the institute said.

NADII, a genomics research center dedicated to agriculture, will handle much of Syngenta’s bioinformatics and genomics work.

The Novartis Research Foundation was established and founded by Novartis, but is now an independent organization.

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