DuPont™ Rynaxypyr® Wins 2008 R&D 100 Award
Novel Chemistry in New Insect Control Products Recognized as a Top Technology by Research & Development Magazine
MEMPHIS, Tenn., – DuPont has been awarded a 2008 R&D 100 Award for DuPont™ Rynaxypyr®, an advanced insect control product that optimizes a grower’s potential to produce high-quality, high-yielding crops. Rynaxypyr® was one of 100 new products chosen by Research & Development magazine as the most innovative products introduced in 2008.
“We’re honored to receive this prestigious external acknowledgement of DuPont innovation,” said James C. Collins, vice president and general manager, DuPont Crop Protection. “Our Rynaxypyr® insect control products are just one way DuPont is advancing agriculture through a rich pipeline of products that will help our customers improve profitability and productivity today and into the future.”
Rynaxypyr® is the active ingredient in DuPont™ Altacor®, Coragen®, Ferterra™ and Prevathon™, four insect control products that have received registration in 10 countries to date. These new products, powered by DuPont™ Rynaxypyr®, offer growers fast-acting and long-lasting control of a wide range of pests that do costly damage to crops.
In the 45-year history of the R&D Awards, DuPont products have been honored nearly 50 times, including a 1991 award for DuPont™ Accent® corn herbicide. Other notable awards for the DuPont Agriculture & Nutrition businesses include two products for the food processing industry: the DuPont ™ BAX® system for detecting pathogens or other organisms in food and environmental samples; and the DuPont™ RiboPrinter® microbial characterization system.
The R&D 100 Awards Gala will take place Oct. 16, in Chicago. Other 2008 innovations receiving the award range from a handheld biodiesel analyzer and spectrometers to an adaptive airbag and superhydrophobic coating.
DuPont is a science-based products and services company. Founded in 1802, DuPont puts science to work by creating sustainable solutions essential to a better, safer, healthier life for people everywhere. Operating in more than 70 countries, DuPont offers a wide range of innovative products and services for markets including agriculture and food; building and construction; communications; and transportation.
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