PRN: An Overview of RNAi Technology and its Use in New Product Development for Improved Crop Varieties, Crop Protection and Pest Control

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An Overview of RNAi Technology and its Use in New Product Development for Improved Crop Varieties, Crop Protection and Pest Control


DUBLIN, July 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

The "RNAi Technology - 2017: Insect and Pest Control, Disease and Weed Control, Crop Enhancement, Formulation and Delivery, Patents, Safety and Regulations, Company Profiles, Specialist Institutes" report has been added to Research and Markets' offering.

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With a major drive to tackle resistance to insecticides, RNAi technology has important defence and regulatory functions in animals, plants and fungi. Producing crop hybrids and varieties with enhanced yield and quality characteristics is also a major application of this technology, and superior traits brought to market include improved oil composition (high oleic acid), reduced lignin content (for greater digestibility of feed by livestock), the elimination of browning when slicing apples and potatoes, and reduced potential for acrylamide production when frying potatoes.

This report provides an overview of RNAi technology and its use in new product development for improved crop varieties, crop protection and pest control. It details company and product profiles, and activities and pipelines of specialist companies and research institutes engaged in RNAi technology. It also reviews key safety considerations for the technology, as well as commentary and positions of European and US regulatory authorities.

Other focus areas of this report include research undertaken and commentary about future sprayable RNAi technology, patent applications claiming the use of the technology for disease control, and newer commercial drivers for RNAi applications in crop protection as a possibility of overcoming herbicide resistance in weeds. Increasing crop production in responses to abiotic stress (such as drought) is also considered.

Key Topics Covered:

Executive Summary

1. Introduction

2. RNAi for controlling insects and other pests

3. RNAi in other crop sectors

4. Formulation and delivery of RNAi

5. Crop protection companies

6. Specialist RNAi technology companies and institutes

Companies Mentioned

  • Alnylam Pharmaceuticals
  • Arbutus Biopharma
  • Evogene
  • Forage Genetics
  • Forrest Innovations
  • Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology
  • Ghent University
  • Iden Biotechnology
  • Intrexon
  • J. R. Simplot
  • Nemgenix
  • Okanagan Specialty Fruits
  • Performance Plants
  • PhaseRx
  • Preceres
  • Tekmira
  • University of Cambridge
  • University of Nebraska
  • Venganza

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