Yulex Corporation grants $3m to University of Arizona to breed guayule, a rubber-producing plant for arid environments.

Tech Launch Arizona, the University of Arizona’s (UA) commercialisation arm, has signed a partnership with latex producer Yulex Corporation which will see the firm grant $3m to the University.

The five-year grant will be used to engineer guayule, a rubber-producing plant that lives in arid conditions, to have a higher yield with shorter harvest cycle time. Should the research prove successful, the plant is promising for the producing of biorubber for medical, consumer and industrial applications.

Yulex and UA have…

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