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Global Roll-Out of Genotypic Data Management System Accelerates Discovery of Ag Solutions

Utilizing UNIConnect Technology, Pioneer Lab System is Already Processing Millions of Data Points Daily

DES MOINES, Iowa, and SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, March 27, 2013 - DuPont Pioneer and UNIConnect today announced the global roll-out of a lab information management system to help Pioneer accelerate the development of new plant products with higher yields and stronger resistance to pests and diseases.

“Incorporating technology provided by UNIConnect offers flexibility and reliability in our lab information management system, while also supporting our critical global information management implementation,” said John Arbuckle, DuPont Pioneer senior director, Global Marker and Research Information Technologies. “This is helping to sustain our leading position in generating and applying genetic information for plant development scientists who are improving key crops around the world. Integrating this information technology platform into our existing proprietary solutions and processes expands our global production genotyping system capability.”

Now live in eight locations located across four continents, individual global marker technology sites have autonomously-functioning Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) operations. Arbuckle noted that the project is capturing millions of data points each day and already delivering enhanced performance reliability, traceability and reliability of results. Running in parallel, the new system operates as a federated network – meaning sites can operate independently or as a global network.

“We are proud to provide information technology to a world leader in plant genomics and crop science,” noted William S. Harten, UNIConnect founder and chief executive officer. “Our technology began in the realm of plant genomics R&D, and we are gratified to witness the increasing adoption of UNIFlow by great agricultural businesses like DuPont Pioneer.”

UNIConnect is a laboratory information management system software company based in Salt Lake City, Utah. With a corporate ideal of “rigorous simplicity,” UNIConnect has married breakthrough software technology with unparalleled customization and configuration control. The result is UNIFlow, a software solution that helps eliminate the process tracking barriers that slow down progress for many life science industries and interests. UNIConnect’s mission is to provide laboratories with a better option for their LIMS requirements – and one that can be adapted to the changing needs of complex lab processes. For the precise tracking and process detail required for crop science, molecular diagnostics, proteomics, clinical trials, high throughput screening and more, UNIFlow delivers solutions that enable laboratories to achieve their objectives. For more information, please visit www.uniconnect.com.

DuPont Pioneer is the world's leading developer and supplier of advanced plant genetics, providing high-quality seeds to farmers in more than 90 countries. Pioneer provides agronomic support and services to help increase farmer productivity and profitability and strives to develop sustainable agricultural systems for people everywhere. Science with Service Delivering Success™.

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Contacts:    Kerrey Kerr-Enskat
   Rick Mandahl

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