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BASF Plant Science

All BASF activities involving plant biotechnology are incorporated in BASF Plant Science. BASF Plant Science coordinates an international research and technology platform with seven sites in four countries in Europe and North America and employs about 400 staff. In addition, BASF Plant Science has established numerous complementary cooperations with research institutes, universities and biotechnology companies in Europe and North America.

The research activities of BASF Plant Science are concentrated in the areas of more efficient agriculture, healthier nutrition and use of plants as "green factories". These include for example plants with improved tolerance drought. Another research focus is to develop plants with a higher level of vitamins or with omega-3-fatty acids that can prevent cardiovascular diseases.

Through 2010 BASF will invest €700 million in the expansion of its plant biotechnology operations.
To find out more about BASF Plant Science, please see our internet web site at http://www.basf.com/biotechnology.

BASF is the world's leading chemical company:
The Chemical Company. 2004, BASF had approximately 82,000 employees and posted sales of more than €37 billion.


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