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Crop Biotech Update

New Corn Research Institute in China

April 27, 2012

Beijing Origin and Henan Agricultural University (HAU) established the S.K. Wu Corn Research Institute to focus on corn genetics research, hybrid development, and crop seed technologies in China. Named after Dr. S.K. Wu, a pioneer corn breeder in China, the Institute will also provide a platform for research exchange and technology transfer between Beijing Origin and HAU.

During the opening ceremony in Zhengzhou last April 20, Dr. Gengchen Han, chairman and CEO of Origin said that the Institute represents his company's continued commitment to crop research and development. The President of HAU Qiong Zhang commented that the establishment of the Institute commemorates the centennial celebration of HAU and pointed out that their cooperation with Beijing Origin could benefit the industrialization of corn in China.

More details are available at http://www.marketwatch.com/story/origin-agritech-limited-and-chinas-leading-agricultural-university-jointly-established-corn-research-institute-2012-04-23.