Biotech Co.* (Country/Symbol)

Agbiotech Partner (Country/Symbol)

Type/Product Area

Disclosed Funding (M)

Terms/Details (Date)


Celera Genomics
Group
(NYSE:
CRA)

Paradigm Genetics Inc. (PDGM)

Alliance in agriculture genomics

ND

Paradigm will acquire Celera's AgGen plant genomics and genotyping business and become the exclusive marketing partner for Celera services to the plant-based agriculture industry; Paradigm's new business unit will be called ParaGen; Celera will receive about $2M in Paradigm stock (12/4)

Demegen Inc.
(OTC BB:
DBOT)

Dow Agro-Sciences LLC (subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Co.; NYSE:DOW)

Terminated agreement for the commercialization of Demegen technology for disease-resistant and protein-enhanced crops

$1.125

Demegen received $640,000 in fees and research support in fiscal 2001; it expects to receive another $485,000 in fiscal 2002 until the agreement is terminated (11/6)

Demegen Inc.
(OTC BB:
DBOT)

Farmacule BioIndustries (Australia)* and the Queensland University of Technology

Research collaboration to develop disease-resistant bananas

ND

The collaboration will focus on antimicrobial peptides (12/14)

Geron Corp.
(GERN)

Clone International Pty. Ltd. (Australia)* and AgResearch Ltd. (New Zealand)*

Exclusive license agreement for Geron's nuclear transfer technology

ND

The rights will allow Clone and Ag-Research to use the technology to produce superior cattle and sheep for agricultural applications; Geron will receive a 25% equity interest in Clone International and a share of Clone's future revenues (8/8)

Mendel
Biotechnology
Inc.*

Monsanto Co. (NYSE:MON)

Research and commercialization partnership focused on lead advancement of genes that regulate plants

$20

The five-year agreement is worth $20M or more; Mendel earns a royalty on Monsanto products that use Mendel technology (11/26)

MPB Cologne
GmbH

(Germany)*

Aventis Crop Science (France; unit of Aventis SA; NYSE:AVE)

Licensing agreement for the gene switch technology

ND

The technology allows controlled regulation of gene expression (8/14)

PamGene (the
Netherlands)*

Plant Research International (the Netherlands)*

Four-year research program to develop rapid assays for use in agrobiotechnology

ND

The program will use PamGene's PamChip microarray platform and will focus on the early detection of plant pathogens or pests that damage crops (8/29)

PlantGenix
Inc.*

The Scotts Co.*

Licensing agreement to develop new varieties of popular bedding plants

ND

The plants will have extended flower life and more blooms per plant (9/21)

Remedyne
Corp.*

Merial Ltd. (UK; a Merck & Co. Inc./Rhone Poulenc SA company; NYSE:MRK/ RP)

Collaborative research and development agreement to jointly develop medicines to enhance the health and well being of animals based on Remedyne's DNA Adenine Methylase technology

ND

Merial will retain rights to animal health applications, and Remedyne will retain rights for human health applications of the technology; Merial will provide research and development support for two years; Remedyne will receive initiating payments and certain developmental milestone payments (11/5)

Syngenta
Biotechnology
Inc.*

Egea Biosciences Inc.*

Collaboration to design and engineer plants that will resist pests through the incorporation of genes for naturally occurring molecules

ND

Egea will use its gene synthesis technology to engineer extremely long pieces of DNA that encode a series of genes that when introduced into a plant will produce organic molecules (11/14)

Third Wave
Agbio Inc.*

Dow Agro-Sciences LLC (subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Co.; NYSE:DOW)

Agreement in which Dow adopted Third Wave's Invader product platform for high-volume detection of genetic variations in plants

ND

Third Wave will develop and supply Dow with custom turnkey Invader products for the detection of single nucleotide polymorphisms and other genetic variations (8/23)

Valent
BioSciences
Corp.*

Encore Technologies*

Licensing agreement for the DeVine biological herbicide

ND

The agreement gives Encore rights to manufacture and market DeVine herbicide, a product that controls milkweed vine in citrus crops (10/4)


Notes:

This chart contains information on new and revised corporate agreements in agricultural biotechnology covering the time between 7/26/01 and 12/27/01. Unless otherwise indicated, shares are traded on the Nasdaq exchange. AMEX = American Stock Exchange; NYSE = New York Stock Exchange; OTC BB = Over the Counter Bulletin Board. ND = Not disclosed, reported and/or available. * Private companies are indicated with an asterisk.