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Some important patents and MTA acquired by BCIRL include:


·         Anagrapha falcifera multiple nucleopolyhedrovirus (AfMNPV) U.S Government Patent No. 4,911,913. 1990

·         Heliothis subflexa cell line for Production of baculoviruses. U.S. Patent 5,405,770. 1995

·         Baculovirus for the Control of Insect Pests. U.S. Patent 6,042,843. 2000

·         Material Transfer Agreement with Dupont Agricultural Products for: "A Recombinant Virus Px-tTa-Lq 1998

·         Material Transfer Agreement with American Cyanamid Co. for: Baculovirus (nucleopolyhedrovirus) PxMNPV for the Potential Control of the World-Wide Pest Diamondback Moth (Plutella xylostella) and Other Lepidopteran Pests. 1996.

·         Specific Cooperative Agreement with Particle and Coating Technologies, Inc. (St Louis, MO). "Encapsulation for Enhancement of Microbial Biological Control Agents". 2001

·         Material transfer agreement established with scientist at University of Sterling, United Kingdom to provide eulophid species for research purposes. 1999.

·         MTA with Albany Bug Company/Oregon Freeze Dry for the exchange of diet and diet-fed insects.

·         Memorandum of Understanding with Texas A & M University to advance in vitro rearing of parasitoids.

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