This excerpt taken from the SYT 20-F filed Mar 1, 2006.
the rice 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$100 million in 2005, US$124 million in 2004 and US$109 million in 2003.