Ecogen Inc. announced that it has signed a three-year research and developmentagreement with Christian Albrechts University of Kiel, Germany, to develop processes forthe mass production of nematodes.

Ecogen (NASDAQ:EECN) of Langhorne, Pa., also signed a long-term exclusive distributionagreement with W. Neudorff GmbH KG to distribute Ecogen's nematode products in Germany.

The agreement with Newdorff also includes non-exclusive rights to distribute Ecogen'snematode products in Austria, Belguim, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Norway, Denmark,Sweden, Switzerland, and Finland.

Ecogen's nematode products are currently marketed in the U.S., Australia and severalEuropean countries. The company has been involved in nematode research since March1992.