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Dhanuka Agritech to set up JV with Spain-based biotech company Kimitec

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04 February 2024, New Delhi: Dhanuka Agritech has announced that it has signed a ‘Letter of Intent’ with Spain-based Kimitec to explore various business opportunities, including setting up a joint venture in India for the development and commercialization of biological products using natural molecules & derived from natural sources. The two companies will also explore setting up a Research & Development facility in the country.

Biological products are derived from natural sources using botany, microbiology, microalgae, and bioinformatics. These represent a sustainable category of products providing crop protection, soil health, and plant nutrition. These products can be used individually or in combination with conventional chemical products as per the requirements.

″As part of our continuous effort to offer the best products and solutions to the Indian farming community, we have signed a non-binding Letter of Intent with Spain’s Kimitec to explore various business opportunities, including setting up a joint venture in India and an R&D facility, as well as the commercialization of biological products. The demand for biological products is increasing globally, and we see an uptrend for these products in India too.″ said Mr. Rahul Dhanuka, Joint Managing Director, Dhanuka Agritech. 

Kimitec, is a biotech company & founder of MAAVi Innovation Center, the largest European biotech innovation hub dedicated to natural molecules. Kimitec has implemented a revolutionary AI platform at MAAVi Innovation Center. Known by the name of LINNA this AI platform is already providing Kimitec with around 35% of candidate compounds for product development.

“As part of our mission to change the way food is produced globally, we have identified Dhanuka Agritech Ltd as a perfect partner to bring our natural yet as effective as chemicals solutions to farmers in India,″ said Félix García, CEO of Kimitec. 

Kimitec operates in more than 100 countries around the world and collaborates with MNC’s to develop and commercialize biological products for B2B and B2C markets. 

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