Plant biotechnology firm Venganza hit a major milestone last week, receiving a US patent on its core technology, which is based on the use of RNAi to create pest and pathogen resistance in crop plants.

With this key piece of intellectual property in hand, the company is now in the process of negotiating licenses to its technology with unnamed “major” companies working in the space, Venganza President Charles Niblett told Gene Silencing News this week.

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