Biotech Updates

Dupont to Expand Biotech Soybean R&D Program

February 25, 2011

DuPont plans to invest more than $50 million over five years to expand its biotech soybean research and development program. "This plan includes a significant expansion of our overall biotech research effort," said John Bedbrook, vice president of DuPont Agricultural Biotechnology. "It would increase the speed at which we can bring new products to the market and help farmers around the world increase yields through tolerance to environmental stresses, insects, and diseases."

The proposed investment will include expanding biotech research facilities at DuPont's global research and development headquarters in Delaware. This includes new soybean research laboratories, tissue culture facilities, and environmentally controlled growth rooms and greenhouses.

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