Cellectis plant sciences announces the signature of a strategic partnership with SESVanderHave in Sugar Beet.

Published: 01/31/2012, 2:13:38 PM

Saint Paul (Minnesota, USA), January 31st, 2012 - Cellectis plant sciences, the plant genome engineering company and subsidiary of Cellectis (Alternext: ALCLS), announces today the signature of a research and commercial agreement with SESVanderHave, a world leader in the sugar beet seed industry, on the use of Cellectis technologies in sugar beet.

The agreement aims at developing commercial varieties for the sugar beet seed market using new breeding techniques and targeted genetic modifications. Cellectis plant sciences will provide SESVanderHave with custom-designed meganucleases for the Sugar Beet genome, to expedite the development of new targeted traits in sugar beet.