Dow AgroSciences has signed a research agreement with a major European research firm headquartered in Munich, Germany. A multiyear agreement allows Dow AgroSciences and Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Ecology (IME) to collaborate on novel biotech approaches to improving crops.

“This significant agreement with Fraunhofer IME allows Dow AgroSciences’ researchers to work with some of the best teams of scientists in the world to improve plant biotechnology and deliver improved products to our customers,” reported Daniel R. Kittle, Research & Development, Dow AgroSciences. Fraunhofer IME is the largest applied research group in Europe with 18,000 employees.

The research will be carried out at Dow AgroSciences in Indianapolis, Ind., and at Fraunhofer IME in Aachen and Giessen, Germany. Visit http://www.fraunhofer.de/en and www.dowagro.com.