Syngenta Crop Protection and Enko have announced a groundbreaking discovery of new chemistry for controlling fungal diseases in crops. Utilizing digital technologies, the platform significantly reduces the time needed for research and development by screening billions of chemical molecules within Enko’s DNA-encoded libraries. Artificial intelligence and machine learning models identify potent and selective molecules, addressing the urgent challenge of fungal pathogens that cause substantial crop yield losses. This collaboration aims to bring affordable, safe, and sustainable crop protection solutions to farmers globally, with plans to explore novel chemical starting points for a new herbicide in the next phase of their partnership.
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