Archive for the ‘Agreements and Contracts concluded’ Category

Origin and Arcadia Biosciences entered into collaboration agreement

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

Origin Agritech, LLC, a subsidiary of BVI-incorporated agricultural biotechnology company Origin Agritech Ltd., and Arcadia Biosciences, Inc., a California-based company focused on developing and commercializing agricultural productivity traits and products, announced their collaboration to achieve the export to the US of key corn biotechnology product developed in China, to complete global regulatory trials. The exported corn seed contains an insect resistance/herbicide tolerance trait discovered and developed in China.

The collaboration is a key milestone in BVI corporation’s strategic business plan of achieving global regulatory approvals for cultivation and international grain movement. This first-ever export of this kind strengthens Origin’s leading positions in China biotech market. Under the agreement signed between Origin and Arcadia, the US company will provide assistance to Origin in developing information for submission to regulatory authorities in the United States, China and other countries, to receive approval of their traits in corn. The project includes production of inbred and hybrid seed lines under quarantine conditions in Arcadia greenhouses.

Luxoft Holding announces partnership with ArrivalGuides

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

Luxoft Holding, Inc. has become partners with ArrivalGuides, the world leader in supplying destination content to the travel industry, to make ArrivalGuides content available to BVI company’s clients. The head of the travel practice at Luxoft said that ArrivalGuides destination content will help provide higher value and solutions for travel industry clients. Luxoft has a unique position to help its clients to be in pace with the dynamic travel industry and leverage the latest technologies to maximize business outcomes.

The director of Strategic Partnerships and ArrivalGuides said in his comments: “Use of destination content in the travel industry is becoming more and more technologically advanced, making it harder for travel operators to get the best value without integration of the content in the current flow. Our partnership with Luxoft will give travel operators better options to drive their business in all phases of the traveler’s journey.”

ArrivalGuides is the global leader in distributing destination content having over 300 distribution partners; company’s distribution network consists of major brands that are using ArrivalGuides destination content to drive their travel business across all platforms and digital communications. Head office of the company is in Gothenburg, Sweden.

BVI Airways received certificate from UK regulator

Monday, January 30th, 2017

BVI Airways has received a revised Air Operator Certificate from the UK-based regulator, Air Safety Support International, allowing the company to operate its Avro RJ100 jet aircraft from the Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport. Upon this regulatory approval, BVI Airways will seek authorisation to fly in the United States from the US Department of Transport.

BVI Premier and minister of finance Dr Orlando Smith congratulated the company, saying that this approval “brings the territory one step closer to achieving direct air access to and from the United States.” By his words, “The partnership between the government of the Virgin Islands and BVI Airways is an immediate response to the territory’s current air access challenges. The next step is the expansion of the T.B. Lettsome International Airport to accommodate regular flights to and from the eastern seaboard of the United States, and establishes direct connections to and from the international travel hubs in Central and South America.”

Origin Agritech signed commercial agreement with DuPont Pioneer

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

Agricultural biotechnology company Origin Agritech Ltd. signed a definitive agreement with DuPont Pioneer, which is the advanced seed and genetics business of DuPont (DD), providing high-quality seeds to farmers in more than 90 countries. Pursuant to this agreement, the BVI company will get access to non-GM corn seed products of DuPont Pioneer. It is expected that commercial seed products will be available for sale in the US market for spring 2017 planting.

This business agreement with DuPont followed the previous commercial agreement with the company signed in April 2016, to jointly develop new seed technologies in China for Chinese farmers. By words of Origin CEO Bill Niebur, the agreement with DuPont Pioneer is “a critical first step toward launching Origin’s North America strategic Pillar III, focused on serving the non-GM/Organic markets.”

Origin recently released advances in its Pillar I and II growth platforms. Today’s announcement supports progress in the launch of its Pillar III: North America non-GM/Organic growth platform.