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DOW AgroSciences expands bio research in west Lafayette

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Dow AgroSciences is expanding its Indiana research operations to Purdue Research Park in West Lafayette, Ind., creating up to 30 new research jobs by 2014.

The agriculture-based biotechnology company plans to partner with Purdue Research Park to formalize a new research partnership. In cooperation with the Indiana Economic Development Corporation, the Purdue Research Foundation will build a 6,000 s.f. greenhouse complex and lease 15,000 s.f. of research and office space.

Dow AgroSciences, which develops technologies used for crop protection, pest and vegetation management, seeds, and agricultural biotechnology, plans to begin hiring scientists to support the research partnership starting this year. Earlier this year, the company announced plans to expand research operations near its Indianapolis headquarters, adding 100 new biotechnology scientists to its ranks.