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DuPont to open $20M India biotech plant

DuPont will open its first non-US plant biotechnology research centre, a $20 million facility in Hyderabad, India.

The DuPont Knowledge Centre is part of the company's $100 million reinvestment plan and will focus on biotechnology and plant trait discovery to aid in making advanced seed products. These products will be used to help solve global food production, animal feed and energy issues, the company said in a statement.

Over 300 scientists
DuPont currently has 20 crop genetics scientists working at facilities leased near the site of the Hyderabad centre. It should have 100 scientists working there by the end of 2007. When completed, the new centre will hold over 300 scientists and other workers.
The company currently has major plant biotechnology research centres in Delaware, California and Iowa.

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