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18) Avesthagen ties up with ICRISAT for ag-biotech alliance (9 May 2003)

Avestha Gengraine Technologies Pvt Ltd, a biotech company headquartered in Bangalore's International Tech Park, announced the opening of new facilities in Andhra Pradesh.

Based on the campus of the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) in Patancheru, Avesthagen will offer GMO testing and quality assurance services for both domestic and international markets.
Avesthagen's ag-biotech services will also move into the same premises as per the agreement signed by both parties
on 2 May.

According to Dr William Dar, Director General of ICRISAT, the agreement with Avesthagen is a step forward for ICRISAT's partnership with the private sector. ICRISAT is looking forward to more such partnerships in biotechnology.

The alliance would be in keeping with the greater mission of enhancing the efficiencies, effectiveness, speed and precision of research in agriculture that the two parties plan to undertake under various



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