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SYNGENTA, NRGENE TO EXPAND THEIR COLLABORATION IN KEY CROPS
Source: NRGene news release

Syngenta, a leading global agrochemical and seed company, and NRGene, the leading genomics-to-breeding solution provider, announced today a key milestone in their multi-year collaboration. The deal centers around NRGene's cloud-based big data analytics platform, GenoMAGICTM, which enables high performance molecular breeding.

Syngenta has successfully completed a one-year trial of GenoMAGIC, evaluating its ability to identify and compare the full genetic makeup of large populations and select the best candidates for efficient breeding.

In addition, Syngenta has chosen to decode the full genomic makeup of dozens of its elite varieties in key commercial crops, using NRGene's DeNovoMAGICTM-3 software. The resulting data will be used to expand the application of genomics in breeding, gene editing, and other genetic research projects.

"Based on this one-year trial, we are confident that NRGene's analytical platform is the optimal tool to support our genomics-based, molecular breeding pipeline," said Stuart Harrison, Head Technology Integration, Syngenta Global Seeds Research. "We are excited to expand the collaboration using GenoMAGIC in maize."

GenoMAGIC is routinely used by seed companies like Syngenta to support increasing global demand for food with higher nutritional value. Vast genomic data is now being generated for all major consumer crops. GenoMAGIC integrates this data and provides immediate access and insights for breeding better performing varieties.

"Syngenta is always on the forefront of combining science with industrial best practices to bring innovations into routine use," said Dr. Gil Ronen, chief executive officer of NRGene. "We are honored that GenoMAGIC, our AI-driven, big data genomic platform, was chosen to support the research and breeding conducted by Syngenta's scientists, who are delivering the world's top performing crops."

About Syngenta

Syngenta is a leading agriculture company helping to improve global food security by enabling millions of farmers to make better use of available resources. Through world class science and innovative crop solutions, our 28,000 people in over 90 countries are working to transform how crops are grown. We are committed to rescuing land from degradation, enhancing biodiversity and revitalizing rural communities. To learn more visit www.syngenta.com and www.goodgrowthplan.com. Follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/Syngenta and www.twitter.com/SyngentaUS.

About NRGene

NRGene is a Genomics company that provides turn-key solutions to leading breeding companies. Using advanced algorithmics and extensive proprietary databases, we empower breeders to reach their full potential by achieving stronger and more productive yields in record time. NRGene's tools have already been employed by some of the leading agribiotech companies worldwide, as well as the most influential research teams in academia. For more information, please visit www.nrgene.com, and follow us at Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook.


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