Indianapolis-based Dow AgroSciences has signed an intellectual property agreement with a Pennsylvania company. The deal gives Critical Path Services a non-exclusive license to Dow AgroSciences technology designed to detect proteins in plants.
Dow Agro says says there is a growing need among agricultural companies, research organizations and government regulators to more efficiently identify plant proteins. The Plextein platform uses liquid chromatography to identify proteins that are both naturally occurring or from trait introgression.
In a release from Dow AgroSciences, Global Seeds Discovery Leader Tom Meade said, "Plextein has the potential to accelerate the discovery and development of novel plant traits by simplifying the analysis of complex samples which ultimately benefits farmers with new products. Our intent to broadly license this high throughput solution reflects our commitment to sharing the benefits of our innovation with third parties, including contract research and service companies such as Critical Path Services.”