At Rijk Zwaan, we develop vegetable varieties and sell the seeds produced all over the world. That puts us at the start of the food chain, resulting in a considerable responsibility for the health and well-being of people all over the world. The company has been founded in 1924 by Mr Rijk Zwaan, and since then we have enjoyed strong international growth. Currently Rijk Zwaan belongs to the world’s top 5 active vegetable breeding companies and employs over 2.200 highly motivated employees in more than 30 countries. We believe that we can deliver top-quality products and top-class service. We apply state-of-the-art techniques to continuously improve our crops. Within a global network of leading research institutes and universities, we are constantly working to further improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the breeding process.

With our subsidiary Rijk Zwaan Afrisem, through which we are developing high-quality varieties specifically for the local African market, and our social salad network Lovemysalad.com, with which we aim to stimulate global vegetable consumption, we have broadened the reach of our activities from the vegetable sector alone to society as a whole.





Active Motif develops innovative assays and services for researchers involved in epigenetic and gene regulation studies. To investigate nuclear function with particular emphasis on elucidating the mechanism and regulation of epigenetic events, we develop validated antibodies and assays to enable the discovery and characterization of key epigenetic processes, such as Histone modification and DNA methylation.

By working with leading scientists in the field of chromatin biology, epigenetics and transcriptional regulation innovative is ensured. Our goal is to provide scientists with best class products complemented by superior service solutions for genome wide-analysis  (ChIP-Seq..) and support.



Diagenode is a leading global provider of complete solutions for epigenetics research, biological sample preparation, and diagnostics assays based in Liège, Belgium and Denville, NJ, USA. The company has developed both shearing solutions for a number of applications as well as a comprehensive approach to gain new insights into epigenetic studies. The company offers innovative Bioruptor® shearing and IP-Star® automation instruments, reagent kits, and high quality antibodies to streamline DNA methylation, ChIP, and ChIP-seq workflows. It also provides a comprehensive range of high performance Next-Generation Sequencing library preparation kits.

The company’s latest innovations include a unique, full automation system, the industry’s most validated antibodies including Premium antibodies® and the Megaruptor shearing system for long fragment generation in sequencing.



The Innovation Center in Zwijnaarde – Belgium of Bayer CropScience takes a pioneering role in research and development of agricultural seeds with new or improved characteristics. Around 23,100 employees work for Bayer CropScience in 120 countries all over the world. The company achieved a turnover of 9.9 billion euros in 2014. The headquarters are in Monheim, Germany. Through its innovative products and integrated solutions, Bayer CropScience contributes directly to securing the food supply on a limited amount of arable land within the context of a constantly growing world population.



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