The organization is ready for the commercialization of its GMO technologies
Origin was awarded a $0.95 million grant from the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, MARA, for the successful evaluation of the effects of two of its GMO corn traits, GH5112E-117C and G1105E-823. The MARA's grant program was established to award achievement in agricultural technology innovation and to speed up the technology's applications in agriculture production. The grant award of Origin's two GMO traits not only validates the success of our past research efforts but also shows the government's strong support of GMO research and product development in China.
Achieved soybean bio-safety approval from the Chinese government
Origin’s first generation biotechnology trait for insect resistance and herbicide tolerance (PEST/WEED) was successfully exported in 2017 from China to the United States. This represented the first export of such technology by a Chinese seed company to a strategic partner based in the U.S for GM seed products. These corn seeds with insect resistance and herbicide tolerance technologies were entered into collaborative field experiments in the summer of 2017 which confirmed their efficacy of the traits.
Origin entered into a commercial license and collaboration agreement with KWS SAAT SE (“KWS”). The agreement is the continuation of a collaborative effort dating back to 2011 and provides for the prolongation and extension of the collaboration between the companies covering the rights of KWS to use the traits for commercial purposes, including marketing seeds with improved performance.
In 2016, Origin completed the laboratory and field production trials for its first generation PEST/WEED trait and have since been incorporated into the elite corn inbred lines of Origin and into the products of leading Chinese seed industry partners preparing for future regulatory approval and commercialization.
Origin entered into a commercial licensing agreement with DuPont Pioneer, the advanced seed and genetic business of DuPont. Pursuant to the license, the Company and DuPont would jointly develop new seeds for Chinese farmers.
Set in motion the beginnings of an international expansion initiative by bringing the first genetically modified Chinese corn products overseas, with a focus in testing in the U.S. market
Origin's R&D facility awarded the “Key Laboratory of Corn Biotechnology and Genetic Breeding” by the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture
Origin entered into an agreement with KWS SAAT SE (“KWS”), granting rights to certain of its transgenic traits in maize to KWS and performed services on behalf of KWS relating to those traits and accompanying technologies. KWS is a global seed company, active in the business of maize, sugar beet and cereal seed production and marketing, as well as research and development in plant breeding.
Origin established a new biotechnology center in Hainan, China
1) First generation phytase transgenic corn products; 2) First genetically modified (GM) crops licensed and approved for production in China; 3) second generation glyphosate tolerance transgenic corn seeds; 4) new technologies with stacked traits of glyphosate tolerance and insect resistance genes
Vertically integrated biotech corn seed product pipeline
Origin established the “Origin Life Science Research Center” in Zhong-Guan-Cun (ZGC) Life Science Park in Beijing, the principal activities of which include crop gene engineering, molecular marker-assisted breeding, and molecular identification
We established our southern breeding center in Hainan, China
Origin established a seed research and development center in Tongzhou, Beijing, which conducts research and development of commercial crop breeding
Founded in Beijing, China's prestigious Life Science Park area and set out on the beginnings of ambitious efforts to change the world of GMO