Monsanto and Pairwise Announce R&D Collaboration to Accelerate Innovation in Agriculture with Gene EditingSource: Business Wire
Partners’ Leading Expertise And The Potential Of Base Editing To Fuel Advancement
Under the companies’ collaboration and licensing agreement,
“Part of Monsanto’s commitment to delivering new technologies to farmers
is recognizing other innovators we can work with to accelerate
solutions,” said Dr.
Pairwise is focused on finding new ways to address global food
challenges through a world-class collective of gene-editing and
agriculture thought leaders, along with access to foundational
gene-editing IP. Pairwise has licensed programmable base editing
“My co-founders and I believe the technologies we have each been
developing can have a profound impact in plant agriculture and will
speed innovation that is badly needed to feed a growing population amid
challenging conditions created by a changing climate,” said Pairwise
Pairwise recently closed a
“Human health care has long pioneered gene-related treatments, successfully advancing responses to our most systemic disease challenges. Pairwise and our partners believe the same is possible for agriculture,” said Dr. Baker, Pairwise chief business officer. “Gene editing can play a critical role in addressing global food challenges through collaboration across companies worldwide.”
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Driven by the belief that food should be healthy, affordable, convenient and sustainable, Pairwise brings together leaders in agriculture and technology to harness the transformative potential of genome editing to address our food system’s needs. We are working to develop new varieties of crops, and to partner with food and agriculture companies who seek to put nutritious food on tables across the globe. From developing novel genome editing tools to leveraging the natural genetic diversity of plants and creating robust partnerships and collaborations, we are working to address the biggest challenges facing the future of food. Join us.
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