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ENTOTECH AND MYCOGEN SETTLE PATENT SUIT

 ENTOTECH AND MYCOGEN SETTLE PATENT SUIT
 DAVIS, Calif., and SAN DIEGO, Aug. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- The


following joint statement was issued today by Entotech Inc., a research and development unit of Novo Nordisk A/S (NYSE: NVO) and by Mycogen Corp. (NASDAQ: MYCO):
 Entotech Inc. and Mycogen Corp. announce that they have settled two lawsuits brought by Entotech against Mycogen for infringing Entotech's patents and for patent interference. Entotech's patents are based on the pioneering discovery by Professors Krieg, Huger and Schnetter of a new insecticidal technology using Bacillus thuringiensis toxic to beetles, including Bacillus thuringiensis tenebrionis.
 As part of this settlement, Mycogen has formally acknowledged the discovery of Professors Krieg, Huger and Schnetter. Mycogen has conceded that the original Bacillus thuringiensis "san diego" is Bacillus thuringiensis tenebrionis and has therefore disclaimed several Mycogen patents directed to the use of Coleoptera-specific Bacillus thuringiensis. Moreover, other Mycogen patents in this area have been assigned to Entotech.
 In addition to the foregoing, Mycogen has paid $1.3 million to Entotech to resolve past claims in the lawsuits. For payment of an additional $3 million by Mycogen, a non-exclusive paid-up license under the Entotech patents in the United States and Canada has been granted to Mycogen.
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 /CONTACT: Andrew C. Barnes, executive VP, or Marie C. Burke of Mycogen (investors), 619-453-8030/
 (NVO MYCO) CO: Mycogen Corp.; Entotech Inc.; Novo Nordisk A/S ST: California IN: CHM SU:


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