After Settling Dispute, CSIRO Inks First Licensing Deal for RNAi Technology with Bayer | GenomeWeb

Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization said last week that it has signed an agreement to provide Bayer CropScience with a worldwide (except Australia) license to use its RNAi technology in developing and selling selected crop plant varieties. Aside from being the first time CSIRO has licensed the technology to a major agro-biotechnology firm, the deal marks the first of any RNAi licensing arrangement the organization has entered since it settled a dispute with Benitec.

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