$4.6M grant to finance incubator, Danforth greenhouse

The U.S. Department of Commerce awarded St. Louis County Economic Council and Donald Danforth Plant Science Center a $4.6 million grant to expand plant and life sciences in St. Louis County. ... Read More

Monsanto, BASF add wheat, $1B to crop venture

BASF and Monsanto Co. said Wednesday that they are expanding their joint efforts to develop higher-yielding and stress-tolerant crops to include wheat and may add more than $1 billion to those ... Read More

Kansas City forum connects animal health firms with investors

Area animal health companies seeking venture capital have an coming opportunity close to home. The KC Animal Health Corridor is holding its second KC Animal Health Investment Forum on Aug. 31 ... Read More

Pioneer says it will acquire 3 seed firms

Pioneer Hi-Bred said Wednesday that it has agreements to buy NuTech Seed of Ames and two other seed companies, AgVenture of Kentland, Ind., and Hoegemeyer Hybrids of Hooper, Neb. Terms were ... Read More

Monsanto to license soybean seed traits to Dow

Monsanto Co. said Wednesday it granted a new royalty-bearing, Roundup Ready 2 Yield license to Dow AgroSciences for genetically modified soybean seeds. In 2007, Creve Coeur, Mo.-based Monsanto and Dow AgroSciences ... Read More

Phycal to open algae lab at Danforth’s BRDG Park

Phycal LLC has leased 2,800 square feet for an algae biotechnology laboratory at the BioResearch and Development Growth Park (BRDG) at the Danforth Plant Science Center. Phycal, led by President and ... Read More

Abbott to buy Facet Biotech

Abbott Laboratories announced late Tuesday that it had agreed to buy Facet Biotech for a net price of $450 million in cash, in a move aimed at expanding its drug pipeline, ... Read More

Akermin raises $10M

Akermin Inc. said Tuesday it raised $10 million in its Series B financing round and will use the new funds to develop and bring to market its carbon-capture system for power ... Read More