Origin Agritech signed commercial agreement with DuPont Pioneer

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.

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