This excerpt taken from the SYT 20-F filed Mar 16, 2005.
genome has resulted in the discovery and patenting of a wide range of promoters.
All biotechnology products are subject to intense regulatory scrutiny. An extensive Syngenta network of regulatory specialists around the world ensures continued dialogue and compliance with the authorities regarding regulatory dossier submissions, insect resistance management programs and participation in further development of the biotech regulatory framework.
Total research and development spending for Plant Science was US$124 million in 2004, US$109 million in 2003 and US$116 million in 2002. Spending in 2003 and 2002 has been adjusted for the reallocation of the corn trait development expenditure to the Seed business from Plant Science.