DuPont Nutrition & Health has announced a strategic collaboration with AvidBiotics Corporation to develop novel bactericidal protein technologies.

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Through this agreement, which includes a DuPont Ventures equity investment, DuPont will gain exclusive, worldwide rights to the technologies for food and food protection applications. “Ensuring the safety, freshness and quality of products throughout shelf life is at the top of the food industry agenda, and we are excited by the prospect of broadening our food protection offering to help meet these challenges,” said Fabienne Saadane-Oaks, leader of the health and protection division of DuPont Nutrition & Health. "Investing in unique and novel technologies such as these is a great fit with the food security goals recently announced by DuPont to improve the safety and quality of the global food supply.”