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Divergence Inc (AKA: Divergence LLC)
Profile last edited on: 8/19/22      CAGE: 481T8      UEI:

Business Identifier: Environmentally sound products to control parasites
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Location Information

1005 North Warson Road
St Louis, MO 63132
   (314) 694-9900
Location: Single
Congr. District: 01
County: St. Louis

Public Profile

In February 2011, Monsanto Company acquired Divergence Inc for an undisclosed amount. Now operating as a subdiuary of Monsanto, Divergence is organized around the discovery and development of genes and molecules for the control of nematodes or roundworms that cause disease in humans, other animals, and plants. The firms’ products include nematicides, nematode resistant crops, anti-parasitic drugs, fungicides, insecticides, herbicides, and nematode resistant crops; and products developed by the firm are used for applications such as crop protection, veterinary medicine, and human health. Divergence has focused its work on parasitic nematodes, including the development of biotechnology traits for nematode control and nematicides with novel modes of action and superior safety profiles. Nematodes cost farmers millions in damages annually to crops like corn, soy, cotton and vegetables. Divergence’s pipeline includes a nematicide that could be used as a valuable seed treatment formulation to maximize the performance potential of the seeds and traits farmers pla

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Key People / Management

  Derek K Rapp -- Chief Executive Officer

  Michael J Crawford -- Senior Discovery Scientist

  Michael J C Crawford

  Matthew W Dimmick

  Bingli Gao

  Michelle C Hresko

  J T Jones

  Jennifer Jones

  Andrew P Kloek

  James P McCarter

  James P McCarter -- Founder

  Barry Shortt

  Urszula Slomczynska

  Rodolfo Zentella