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Bayer CropScience Opens New Development North America Facilities in Research Triangle Park



Bayer CropScience Opens New Development North America Facilities in Research
Triangle Park

Crop Protection Company Celebrates Opening of New Development Facilities and
Laboratories at North American Headquarters

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., May 13, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via PRWEB -
With the expansion of its North American headquarters in Research Triangle
Park, Bayer CropScience continues to develop sustainable solutions for farmers
around the world as well as the for the communities where we live, work and
play. The crop protection company celebrated the opening of its new
Development North America facilities and laboratories this past week. These
facilities boast 40,000 square feet of space in which nearly 70 scientists
will conduct crop protection and environmental science research, including
pest and turf and ornamentals management. The renovations and remodeling, a
combined investment of $16.1 million, will allow Development North America to
serve as the global center for seed growth formulations as well as the U.S.
center for product safety and seed growth technology.

"The agriculture community, professional pest managers and amateur gardeners
stand to benefit greatly from expanded facilities and research capabilities,"
said Dr. Bob Graney, head of Development North America for Bayer CropScience.
"The concentration of innovation and development efforts at the Research
Triangle Park campus will allow Bayer CropScience to leverage knowledge and
increase collaborations among scientists to grow a healthier world in which we
live, work and play."

During the opening celebration, Dr. Graney was joined by Dr. Adrian Percy,
global head of Regulatory Affairs, and Development North America employees as
they demonstrated the role that the facilities and laboratories will play in
Bayer CropScience's overall research and development strategy. In addition to
studying seed growth, scientists will work with some of agriculture's
brightest minds on human and environmental safety.

"Crop sustainability, environmental management and ensuring a strong global
food supply are just a few of the reasons Bayer CropScience decided to further
invest in the Development North America laboratories," said Percy. "New and
renovated facilities will give us increased capabilities to develop
agricultural products for the North American and global markets. Sophisticated
safety evaluation is one of the first and most important steps in generating a
food supply that can be safely grown, transported and consumed. Our scientists
will be equipped with the knowledge and tools necessary to utilize research to
benefit an exponentially growing population for years to come."

Development activities in the new facilities include testing and developing
new chemistries for seed growth formulations and performing a range of safety
studies to ensure Bayer CropScience products are safe both to the environment
and consumers. Dedicated laboratory space will also allow for research on
formulations to protect homes, businesses and recreational areas from a
variety of pests.

For more information on Bayer CropScience, visit
http://www.bayercropscience.us or check out the newly launched Bayer
CropScience social media hub, connect.bayercropscience.us.

About Bayer CropScience

Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the fields of health
care, agriculture and high-tech materials. This year the company is
celebrating 150 years of Bayer – consistent with its mission "Bayer: Science
For A Better Life". Bayer CropScience, the subgroup of Bayer AG responsible
for the agricultural business, has annual sales of EUR 8,383 million (2012)
and is one of the world's leading innovative crop science companies in the
areas of seeds, crop protection and non-agricultural pest control. The company
offers an outstanding range of products including high value seeds, innovative
crop protection solutions based on chemical and biological modes of action as
well as an extensive service backup for modern, sustainable agriculture. In
the area of non-agricultural applications, Bayer CropScience has a broad
portfolio of products and services to control pests from home and garden to
forestry applications. The company has a global workforce of 20,800 and is
represented in more than 120 countries. This and further news is available at:
http://www.press.bayercropscience.com.

Contact:

Media can utilize the hotline at 1-866-99-BAYER

(USA-BCS-2013-0137)

©2012 Bayer CropScience LP, 2 T.W. Alexander Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC
27709. Always read and follow label instructions. Bayer (reg'd), the Bayer
Cross (reg'd) are trademarks of Bayer. For additional product information call
toll-free 1-866-99-BAYER (1-866-992-2937) or visit our Web site at
BayerCropScience.us.

Forward-Looking Statements

This release may contain forward-looking statements based on current
assumptions and forecasts made by Bayer Group or subgroup management. Various
known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors could lead to
material differences between the actual future results, financial situation,
development or performance of the company and the estimates given here. These
factors include those discussed in Bayer's public reports which are available
on the Bayer website at bayer.com. The company assumes no liability whatsoever
to update these forward-looking statements or to conform them to future events
or developments.

This article was originally distributed on PRWeb. For the original version
including any supplementary images or video, visit
http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/5/prweb10723799.htm

CONTACT: Bayer CropScience LP
         Becca Hogan
         becca.hogan@bayer.com
         (919) 549-2998
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