This excerpt taken from the SYT 6-K filed Jul 24, 2009.
R&D pipeline: In February Syngenta received EPA approval for two insecticidal trait stacks containing its Agrisure Viptera™ trait. Agrisure Viptera™ controls a broad spectrum of lepidopteran corn pests and is awaiting USDA approval which would allow an initial launch by the end of the year.
In April, Syngenta and Dow AgroSciences announced an agreement to cross-license their respective corn traits for commercialization within their branded seed businesses. The agreement will allow Syngenta, from 2011, to offer its US customers multiple modes of action targeting refuge reduction and improved efficacy.
Syngenta’s corn and soybean pipelines contain a number of other products including input, output and agronomic traits, with a combined peak sales potential of around $2 billion.
This excerpt taken from the SYT 6-K filed Feb 6, 2009.
R&D pipeline: We have a promising pipeline of traits in both corn and soybean, which focuses on delivering improved solutions for growers throughout the Americas. These include drought tolerance, nitrogen efficiency and corn amylase, an enzyme which improves the productivity of ethanol plants. In December we received EPA approval for the first of our corn pipeline traits, AGRISURE VIPTERA™ (VIP broad lep). The value of our technology is increasingly recognized externally as demonstrated by the licensing of dicamba-enabling technology to Monsanto and of VIP broad lep to Pioneer Hi-Bred. Among our many Vegetable projects are complex native traits to protect sweet peppers from sucking insects, developed through a joint approach by entomologists in India and Switzerland.
This excerpt taken from the SYT 6-K filed Jul 24, 2008.
R&D pipeline: Syngenta has a rich pipeline which extends beyond 2012 with sales potential in excess of $2 billion. In June, Syngenta and DuPont announced that they will jointly prepare regulatory studies for DuPont’s Cyazypyr™, a new broad spectrum insecticide, for commercialization starting in 2012. In January, a letter of intent was signed for a strategic alliance with Rohm & Haas to develop and commercialize INVINSA™ technology, a unique product for crop stress protection in field crops. Launch is targeted within two years with a market potential estimated at over $500 million.
Seeds: strong sales growth, further progress in business transformation
Syngenta has one of the most diversified portfolios in the seeds industry covering corn, soybean, oilseeds, sugar beet, vegetables and flowers. Increasing R&D investment is delivering a range of new technologies to the market and is capitalizing on Syngenta’s global germplasm base and extensive expertise in breeding.
This excerpt taken from the SYT 6-K filed Feb 8, 2007.
R&D pipeline: In Crop Protection the new vegetable fungicide REVUS® received regulatory approval and first launches are now underway. Product combinations based on the novel insecticide RynaxypyrTM, licensed exclusively on a world-wide basis from DuPont, are making good progress towards a 2008 launch; the two fungicides, 520 and 524 and the corn selective herbicide 449, all passed important milestones and were advanced into late development; two new compounds entered the research optimization stage.
In Seeds, a complete range of input traits in corn is on track, with double-stacks launching this year and the triple stack available for the 2008 growing season. From 2008 onwards the company aims to launch a number of second generation traits including: corn amylase for more efficient bioethanol production; drought tolerant corn; aphid and nematode-resistant soybean.
This excerpt taken from the SYT 6-K filed Jul 28, 2005.
R & D Pipeline: Eight active ingredients are currently progressing through early and late stage development in Crop Protection with projected launches between 2006 and 2012. The first of these is AXIAL®, a new cereal herbicide with outstanding field performance and blockbuster potential; it is expected to launch in 2006. AVICTA®, a novel Seed Treatment for nematode control, has also produced exciting field results and a full launch is planned on cotton in 2006. A new fungicide for vegetables and vines, 446, is progressing towards a 2007 launch. In Field Crop Seeds, three corn input traits are at an advanced stage of development: glyphosate tolerance, corn rootworm and corn borer insect control, as single traits and in combination; US launches are targeted for completion by 2008.