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March 2017

PBL Announces New Technology Framework Agreement with Calyxt, Inc to accelerate innovation uptake

Norwich, UK, March 9, 2017 -- Plant Bioscience Limited (PBL) is delighted to announce  the signing of a technology framework agreement with Calyxt, Inc, a Minnesota-based company developing healthier food products to benefit both consumers and growers. The agreement aims to expand Calyxt’s intellectual property (IP) portfolio by including new product-based IP from academic institutions around the world. Under the new agreement, PBL will offer newly developed technologies to Calyxt for evaluation and possible acquisition.

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For more information, please contact Rebecca McIntosh.

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January 2017


Doors open at PBL’s new joint venture spin-out: Leaf Systems International 

Leaf Systems International Ltd was today officially opened by Jo Johnson, Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation.

PBL’s Managing Director, Dr Jan Chojecki said “Leaf Systems is a great example of how fundamental research in plant science can have far-reaching applications with huge potential benefits to mankind.  It also highlights the quality of the innovation infrastructure supporting UK science to develop strong intellectual property and deliver economic impact.”

Jo Johnson, Minister of State for Universities,
Science, Research and Innovation and Melanie Welham, Chief Executive of BBSRC
 Leaf Systems International Ltd

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More links: Eastern Daily Press article; John Innes Centre article; Leaf Systems website; Molecular Pharming: High Level Plant Protein Expression (CPMV-HT).

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