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Divergence, Inc., a world leader
in the application of genomics and informatics to agriculture and infectious disease, discovers and develops products for the safe and effective control of parasites.
Divergence, Inc.
Recent Press
MONSANTO ACQUIRES AGRICULTURAL TECHNOLOGY LEADER DIVERGENCE, INC.
02-22-11
Divergence Receives St. Louis County's 2010 Dr. William D. Phillips Technology Award
09-01-10
New Funding Validates Importance of Divergence’s Work on Nematodes
02-09-10
Divergence Receives Governor's 2009 Technology Company of the Year Award for the State of Missouri
10-12-09
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Developing Safer Crop Protection for Healthier Lives
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Challenges
Photo by Ulrich Zunke, Nemapix Vol. 1
Parasitic nematodes are microscopic roundworms that cause disease in humans, other animals, and plants. Plant parasitic nematodes are the largest unsolved pest problem in agriculture. Despite over $80 billion in annual crop damage, current nematode controls are limited and environmentally damaging. Parasitic nematodes also pose major health risks to humans, pets, and livestock, and resistance to current drugs is increasingly a problem.
Solutions
Solutions
The biotechnology company Divergence, Inc. is a team of experienced, passionate scientists who develop breakthroughs in nematode control through fundamental insights into the molecular vulnerabilities of parasites. We are developing crops with resistance to nematodes and also nematode-controlling agrochemicals with superior human and environmental safety, both resulting in higher yields for farmers. Beyond parasite control, Divergence has pioneered novel broad-based platform technologies including RNAi, Harvest™, and STEM™.