Syngenta Crop Protection and Biotalys have announced a new collaboration to research, develop and commercialize innovative biocontrol solutions to manage pests in various crops. The solution will be based on Biotalys’ AGROBODY™ technology and will offer farmers a new mode of action to counter the threat of pest resistance and advance sustainable agriculture.
Syngenta will collaborate with Biotalys on a research program to use its AGROBODY™ technology platform for Syngenta’s specific insect targets as part of the cooperation. Syngenta’s Head of Crop Protection Research, Camilla Corsi, stated that the partnership with Biotalys is part of the company’s agricultural innovation ecosystem and demonstrates their commitment to bringing farmers cutting-edge technologies that improve the sustainability of agriculture.
Biotalys is an agricultural technology enterprise focused on protein-based biocontrol solutions. The company’s protein-based biocontrols have demonstrated the potential to supply novel modes of action for practical and safe application in food and agriculture. With resistance development and increasing regulatory and environmental constraints, growers are keen to seek innovative and effective biological solutions that restrict environmental and biodiversity impacts.
By using the extensive network and skills of a global agricultural business, Biotalys will be able to accelerate the development and worldwide commercialization of breakthrough crop protection products and strengthen its biocontrol innovation leadership. Biotalys’ CEO, Patrice Sellès, stated that collaborating with Syngenta is a significant milestone in the company’s continued mission to provide growers with safe, efficient, and more sustainable agricultural solutions.
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