Syngenta researchers use a combination of science and cutting-edge technology to
develop innovative solutions that help meet the world's changing needs for food,
feed, fuel and fiber. Syngenta Biotechnology was founded by leading researcher Mary-Dell
Chilton, and first opened its doors in 1984.
In addition to the Research Triangle Park campus, the sister site, Syngenta Biotechnology China Co. Ltd.
was opened in Beijing
in 2008. It is the first foreign-funded agricultural biotech research institution
in China. This location specializes in early research of agronomic traits for key
crops such as corn and soybean and focuses on yield improvement, water optimization,
disease control and biomass conversion for biofuels.
Agricultural research continues to produce advancements that improve the food supply through advanced plant breeding techniques and other scientific developments.