Origin Agritech GMO Corn Hybrid is the One and Only Triple Stack Trait Corn Selected for National Demo Plot, Being Grown There in Anticipation of 2023 Commercial Launch

Origin Agritech GMO Corn Hybrid is the One and Only Triple Stack Trait Corn Selected for National Demo Plot, Being Grown There in Anticipation of 2023 Commercial Launch


Origin Agritech Limited 

Apr 11, 2023, 08:45 ET

BEIJINGApril 11, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Origin Agritech Ltd. (NASDAQ: SEED) (the “Company” or “Origin”), announced today that its GMO corn hybrid is the one and only triple stacked trait corn selected for the national demo plot and is currently being grown there in anticipation of a 2023 commercial launch.

The hybrid has the approved triple stack traits BFL4-2, which is comprised of two different insect resistance genes, making it resistant to all the major corn pests, as well as an herbicide resistance gene. BFL4-2 is considered by many in the industry to be the ‘crown jewel’ of current seed traits in China as it is the only approved triple stack trait. Using its proprietary germplasm and transgenic technology, Origin collaborated on the development program for BFL4-2 and is the only company to have the stacked traits integrated into hybrid corn, giving it a several year head start over potential competition.

Origin filed for variety approval in March for four different varieties containing BFL4-2, including the Company’s NEC corn, making this highly sought after variety even more desirable with dramatically increased yields. Given the typical timeline, approval for these varieties could happen this summer for a 2023 commercial launch.

“I believe that having this ‘crown jewel’ triple stacked trait integrated into four of our hybrid corn, along with our other traits in the approval process including our drought resistance gene, really puts us in the pole position in the race to commercialize GMO corn in China,” said Origin Agritech’s Chairman Gangchen Han. “I am very thankful that the MOA recognized the importance of our revolutionary new GMO corn varieties by including them in the demo plot. We have been preparing for the move to GMO positive for over a decade and I believe we are the best positioned company to capitalize on this multi-billion-dollar market opportunity.”

Origin has published a new investor deck on its website, which can be downloaded at the bottom of the homepage at originagritech.com. We also added an option to sign up for investor email alerts in our investor relations section of our website.

About Origin Agritech Limited

Origin Agritech Limited, founded in 1997 and headquartered in Zhong-Guan-Cun (ZGC) Life Science Park in Beijing, is a leading Chinese agricultural technology company. In crop seed biotechnologies, Origin Agritech’s phytase corn was the first transgenic corn to receive the Bio-Safety Certificate from China’s Ministry of Agriculture. Over the years, Origin has established a robust biotechnology seed pipeline including products with glyphosate tolerance and pest resistance (Bt) traits. For further information, please visit the Company’s website at www.originagritech.com. The company also maintains a twitter account for updating investors on company and industry developments, which is @origin_agritech.

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Media Contact: 

Joe Ramelli
VP of Business Development
Phone: 310-845-6238
Email: joe@originagritech.com

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