Dow AgroSciences, MS Technologies Receive Patent for Unique Gene Insertion in Enlist E3™ Soybeans
INDIANAPOLIS and WEST POINT, Iowa – February 21, 2017 – Technology innovation and integration help advance modern agriculture, and an example of this progress comes from Dow AgroSciences LLC, a subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW), and MS Technologies, LLC, as the companies announce receipt of a significant patent covering soybean plants and seeds containing the innovative Enlist E3™ event. U.S. Patent No. 9,540,655 acknowledges the proprietary work done to develop new soybean products tolerant to three herbicides’ modes of action, providing farmers significantly improved cropping systems to address resistant and hard-to-control weeds. The ability to combine multiple herbicide tolerance genes of interest in a single location in high-performing soybean genetics ultimately benefits farmers through bringing forward improved products like Enlist E3 soybeans.