Biocontrols

Corteva to acquire biologicals company Stoller

Corteva Inc. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Houston-based Stoller Group, an independent biologicals company. With operations and sales in more than 60 countries and forecasted revenues of more than $400 million in 2022,... more »

Vaccine partnership deal inked for Botanical Solution

A discovery from agriculture is being used for human disease prevention. Botanical Solution Inc. (BSI), a botanical products provider, has entered into a partnership agreement to accelerate production of an ingredient to help strengthen vaccines.... more »

Peptyde Bio closes $1.2 million pre-seed funding round

Peptyde Bio Inc. has closed an oversubscribed $1.2M pre-seed funding round. Peptyde Bio is the first company spun out of the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center by Danforth Technology Company (DTC), the wholly-owned subsidiary formed... more »

Botanical Solution honored at crop science awards

Crop protection provider Botanical Solution Inc. (BSI) has been recognized by winning the Crop Science Award for “Best New Biological Product (Biopesticide).” BSI, which develops sustainable and cost-effective botanical materials for agricultural and pharmaceutical applications,... more »

Biome Makers names head of commercial for North America

Biome Makers, global ag tech leader in soil health analysis, has hired John Appel as head of commercial-North America. He will lead business development efforts and accelerate Biome Makers' business growth strategy. "Biome Makers is... more »

Certis announces sales leadership changes

Tim Riley has been promoted by Certis Biologicals to head the company’s U.S.-based sales team. Riley, a veteran sales leader, is national sales director for U.S. ag business. Riley joined Certis in 2020 as key... more »

German biotech start-up Targenomix bought by Bayer

Bayer has acquired  Targenomix, a German biotech start-up. The acquisition  should fortify Bayer’s Crop Science R&D pipeline by delivering new systems biology approaches for crop protection discovery. On Nov. 10, Bayer announced its purchase of... more »

Research council gives kudos to Vive Crop Protection

Vive Crop Protection has been recognized by the National Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) for its innovation. NSERC honored Vive by naming it a co-recipient of the distinguished Synergy Award for Innovation. Cynthia Goh,... more »

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