Origin Agritech enters into license agreement with KWS
Origin Agritech announced that the company has entered into a commercial biotechnology trait and corn germplasm license agreement with KWS SAAT SE, or KWS, one of the world's leading plant breeding and seed companies. This agreement facilitates KWS' entry into China's corn biotechnology trait and expanded seed market. Under the agreement, Origin will combine insect resistance and herbicide tolerance traits co-developed by the Chinese Academy of Agriculture Sciences and Origin Agritech into KWS corn inbred lines. Biotech-enhanced corn is planned to be deployed upon Chinese commercial and regulatory approval. Future biotech enhanced versions of these products will also be made available to KWS to serve Chinese farmers.