Evogene is an agro-biotech company, specializing in developing
improved plants for the agriculture and alternative energy industries.
Evogene was co-founded in 2002 by two breeders, with the vision
of combining plant understanding with cutting edge computational
Evogene’s core competence is derived from its unique computational
gene discovery platform, developed by its mother company,
Compugen - an Israeli based pioneer in the field of predictive biology.
By applying computational tools to plant genome databases, Evogene
identifies key genes linked to desired plant traits.
Evogene’s mission is to discover genes that will result in improvement
of plant traits, thereby providing added value to farmers and
consumers while protecting the environment. A key aspect of these
efforts is to cope with global changes that could lead to significant
damage to agriculture and our well-being: global warming, drought
and loss of arable land.
Evogene has identified hundreds of genes for improving plant traits,
such as yield, environmental stress tolerance and fertilizer utilization.
These comprise the company’s initial intellectual property and are
being licensed to world leading agro-biotech companies. Evogene
is currently collaborating with leading international companies, such
as Bayer, Monsanto, Pioneer and Syngenta, to deliver its improved
plant traits. In addition, Evogene is collaborating with Ormat, a worldleading
alternative energy company, through its fully owned subsidiary,
Orfuel, to improve plants specifically for biofuel uses.
Evogene believes that through the combination of its advanced
technology platform and collaborations with world leading companies,
it will be able to accomplish its vision and change the face of
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