NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Keygene said today that it has signed a long-term contract with Semillas Fitó under which it will develop and integrate its molecular tools into the plant-breeding company's programs.

Keygene set the agreement through its InnovatorsClub, which is a collaboration platform for small and mid-sized plant breeding companies that gives them access to Keygene's molecular breeding technologies, software platforms, and experience. This agreement is the first in Keygene's new field crop consortium.

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