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Ginkgo Bioworks and Syngenta Seeds Announce Seed Technology Collaboration

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Ginkgo Bioworks and Syngenta Seeds announced a collaboration for a “research partnership focused on screening a targeted genetic library for novel trait discovery” according to a release. The partnership will research seed trait development to make healthier and more resilient crops for the future.

Ginkgo and Syngenta will benefit each other through Ginkgo’s protein engineering capabilities and screening technology and through Syngenta’s development of innovative plant traits.

The partnership’s goal is to address challenges facing farmers worldwide and potentially offer solutions to them. Collaborations similar to this one are becoming common in the agriculture sector as the value is seen more frequently.

“We are excited to leverage our proprietary ultra high-throughput single-cell encapsulation and screening platform to support Syngenta’s development efforts to bring the next generation of innovative products to farmers,” said Magalie Guilhabert, vice president, head of Ag Biologicals, Ginkgo Bioworks. “As we tackle agriculture’s greatest challenges, we’re excited to partner with global leaders like Syngenta and empower them to solve some of the most pressing challenges facing agriculture worldwide.”

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