Biotech Updates

Monsanto Offers Royalty Free Access to Technology

October 31, 2012

Monsanto Company will provide a royalty-free research license to a newly issued U.S. Patent related to the Agrobacterium transformation method. The academic community and other non-profit research institutions are expected to benefit from this technology in research and development of such crops as soybeans, cotton and canola.

 "Royalty-free access to research tools like the Agrobacterium transformation process is critical for solving important global agricultural problems, establishing industry-academia collaborations, and training students," said David Conrad, Executive Director of NUtech Ventures, a nonprofit organization responsible for building partnerships between the University of Nebraska and the private sector.

Read more at Interested parties can access a downloadable request form for the license on the company's Facebook site at or by contacting the company at