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Dow AgroSciences Expands Biotechnology Capabilities in Latin America – Opens the Region’s Only Advanced Seed Testing Center

New Biotechnology Research Center raises new level of excellence of seed research and development

Friday, June 26, 2015 2:00 pm EDT

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São Paulo

Today, Dow AgroSciences opened its largest Biotechnology Research Center in Latin America and the only one that can conduct advanced and comprehensive seed testing in the region. The complex will be used in the research of tropical seeds with capacity to meet demand in Latin America.

Compared to the current process, the new Research Center will offer time-saving benefits, on average two years, for the research to be completed, which translates into farmers' productivity gains, with sustainability and greater profitability for the sector.

Providing a gain of 80 percent production capacity of the company’s seed hybrids in Brazil, the new laboratory represents the strengthening of the Seeds portfolio with even more innovative solutions adapted to the needs and characteristics of the soil and climate.

The new research center lab was designed with the most modern technology available today in the world and allows for continuous updates, further improving the current level of efficiency. Having the latest technology will provide quick market access to the best hybrids with the best traits.

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Dow AgroSciences
Robyn Heine, 317-337-4807
rheine@dow.com