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Publication of L-Glufosinate Patent Application Announced by AgriMetis

LUTHERVILLE, MD – September 11, 2017 – AgriMetis, LLC today announced that the international patent application covering its broad-spectrum herbicide product of L-glufosinate (Glu-L™) has published. The method for the production of Glu-L described in this published application allows for the efficient and cost-effective manufacturing of substantially pure L-glufosinate, the active isomer of racemic glufosinate.  

“This product exemplifies how our company’s combination of biology and chemistry can lead to differentiated active ingredients in a well-studied agrichemical space,” said Brian Green, AgriMetis Vice President of Research and Development. 

The Glu-L product is an improved alternative to the commercial racemic glufosinate being manufactured and sold. This is another milestone in AgriMetis delivering innovation to the global agrichemical market.  

“Publication of this international patent application has validated our ability to quickly and efficiently discover and develop new innovative agricultural technologies,” said Steven Tuttle, President and CEO of AgriMetis. “We are excited to transition into active business development while continuing to progress our research and development of pipeline projects.” 

For more information on the specific Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) publication, a link is provided below:
https://patentscope.wipo.int/search/en/detail.jsf?docId=WO2017151573

Laurie Gunther