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Dow AgroSciences wins the Agrow Awards for Best Industry Collaboration with GVK Biosciences

September 21, 2015

Hyderabad, India — September 21, 2015 — Dow AgroSciences, a company focused on the development of new technologies and sustainable solutions for modern agriculture has won the 2015 edition of the prestigious Agrow Awards under the category of Best Industry collaboration with GVK Biosciences (GVK BIO) – Asia’s leading Discovery Research and Development organization based out of Hyderabad, India. The Agrow Awards honour individuals and companies who have achieved high standards in the crop protection and agrochemical industry.

GVK BIO has been working on several target-based programs for Dow AgroSciences aimed towards discovering novel, early-stage agricultural products. Spanning more than 7 years, the main objective of the collaboration is to synthesize novel chemical entities which have the potential to be highly efficient insecticides with wide applications in agriculture. Together the two organizations have successfully discovered a series of novel insecticides.

Dr J B Gupta, Chief Scientific Officer of GVK BIO said: “Dow AgroSciences is a valued partner to GVK BIO and the award motivates us to further strengthen the collaboration by delivering innovative solutions with efficient delivery mechanisms and improved cycle times.”

In addition to the above, Dow AgroSciences also won the entry for Best Formulations with Arylex™ active and was recognized as a finalist for Best Marketing Campaign for “Don’t Let Weeds Consume You”.

GVK Biosciences (GVK BIO) is one of Asia’s leading Discovery Research and Development organizations providing a broad spectrum of services, across the R&D and manufacturing value chain with a focus on speed and quality. GVK BIO’s capabilities include Integrated Programs, Discovery Services, Development Services, Contract Manufacturing and Formulation R&D Services. GVK BIO’s diverse portfolio of more than 350 customers includes some of the world’s largest pharmaceutical, biotechnology, agro, life science companies and leading academic institutions.

About Dow AgroSciences
Dow AgroSciences discovers, develops, and brings to market crop protection and plant biotechnology solutions for the growing world. Based in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA, Dow AgroSciences is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company and had annual global sales of $7.3 billion in 2014.