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2009-07-29 07:00:00

MIDLAND, Mich., July 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW) today announced that Pierre Brondeau, President and Chief Executive Officer of Dow Advanced Materials, has decided to retire. He will be succeeded by Jerome Peribere, currently President and Chief Executive Officer of Dow AgroSciences. Antonio Galindez, currently Vice President of the Crops Global Business Unit of Dow AgroSciences, will assume leadership of Dow AgroSciences. "Pierre has been an...

2009-07-20 15:35:00

INDIANAPOLIS and ST. LOUIS, July 20, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- U.S. and Canadian farmers are one step closer to realizing the greater whole farm corn yield advantages of a new corn seed trait combination that will provide the most comprehensive insect and weed control and allow farmers to significantly reduce their refuge. These benefits will be realized through SmartStax(TM), which is the outcome of a cross licensing agreement and research and development collaboration signed in 2007...

2009-07-20 15:30:00

INDIANAPOLIS and ST. LOUIS, July 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- U.S. and Canadian farmers are one step closer to realizing the greater whole farm corn yield advantages of a new corn seed trait combination that will provide the most comprehensive insect and weed control and allow farmers to significantly reduce their refuge. These benefits will be realized through SmartStax(TM), which is the outcome of a cross licensing agreement and research and development collaboration signed in 2007...

2009-07-16 09:00:00

INDIANAPOLIS and PERTH, Australia, July 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Dow AgroSciences LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW), and NemGenix, a Perth based biotechnology company, announced today a newly established collaboration agreement to pursue novel technologies to produce nematode-resistant crops. The collaboration will support a number of full-time researchers at NemGenix's facilities in Perth. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed. "This exciting...

2009-07-14 12:00:00

INDIANAPOLIS and EL PASO, Ill., July 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Dow AgroSciences LLC announced today it is acquiring the majority of assets of Illinois based corn company Pfister Hybrids. The addition of Pfister Hybrids will further expand Dow AgroSciences' current U.S. seeds business as the company anticipates the introduction of SmartStax(TM) in 2010 and Dow AgroSciences Herbicide Tolerance (DHT) technology in corn in 2012. The transactional close is expected in the near future. "Pfister was...

2009-06-05 07:00:00

SASKATOON, SK, June 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Dow AgroSciences Canada Inc. announced today it has renewed its strategic alliance with the National Research Council Plant Biotechnology Institute (NRC-PBI) of Saskatoon for an additional five-year term. This research agreement builds on previous agreements over the past 10 years. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed. "This third five-year term of the alliance further leverages PBI and Dow AgroSciences research and product development,"...

2009-06-02 12:00:00

INDIANAPOLIS and PHOENIX, June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Dow AgroSciences, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW), and World Wide Wheat (W3) LLC of Phoenix, Arizona, announced today a collaboration agreement for the development and commercialization of advanced germplasm and traits in wheat. The concept of the collaboration is to couple Dow AgroSciences' expertise in seeds and traits with W3's proprietary wheat germplasm and robust breeding capabilities. Dow...

2009-05-19 09:00:00

ATLANTA, May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Victoria has forged a global alliance with Dow AgroSciences for crop innovation, Minister for Innovation of Victoria Gavin Jennings announced today at BIO2009 in Atlanta. The research partnership will see Victoria strengthen its position as a leader in agricultural biotechnology as scientists in Australia and the USA work together to develop new plant traits and plant varieties for Victorian and international farmers. The agreement - that established a...

2009-04-29 15:05:00

RICHMOND, Calif., April 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sangamo BioSciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: SGMO) today reported first quarter 2009 financial results and accomplishments. For the first quarter ended March 31, 2009, Sangamo reported a consolidated net loss of $6.8 million, or $0.17 per share, compared to a net loss of $8.0 million, or $0.20 per share, for the same period in 2008. As of March 31, 2009, the company had cash and cash equivalents, marketable securities and interest receivable of...

2009-04-29 12:05:00

RICHMOND, Calif., April 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sangamo BioSciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: SGMO) announced today continued success of its zinc finger DNA-binding protein (ZFP) technology. New research published in the scientific journal Nature by licensing partner Dow AgroSciences and Sangamo demonstrated the successful application of ZFP technology for the efficient generation of maize plants with multiple, commercially important traits. The techniques described are broadly applicable across...


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