Biotalys Honored with Two AgTech Breakthrough Awards
GHENT, Belgium and RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., Sept. 10, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Biotalys NV, a transformative food and crop protection company, today announced that it won the “Crop Protection Solution of the Year” and the “Overall Food Quality Solution of the Year” awards in the inaugural AgTech Breakthrough Awards program.
Biotalys’ protein-based biocontrols offer novel modes of action to help farmers protect yields and drastically reduce food waste by both preventing crop loss and extending post-harvest protection with sustainable and safe products. The company’s lead biofungicide, BioFun-1, has demonstrated competitive and consistent protection against key fungal pests in a wide range of fruit and vegetable crops compared to commercial chemicals, outperforming biologicals in large field trials in the Unites States and Europe. BioFun-1 provides growers with comparable yield of premium crop quality, responding to the demand of the food supply chain and consumers for longer shelf life and substantially lower chemical residues.
Patrice Sellès, CEO of Biotalys, commented, “We are honored to be selected as the winner of two AgTech Breakthrough Awards, clearly recognizing the potential of our unique protein-based biocontrol solutions to transform crop protection and the food suply chain. It is fantastic recognition for the tremendous work done by our teams to take our innovations from the lab to the fields, and soon to growers, as we build our commercial organization to support our planned U.S. market launch in 2022.”
AgTech Breakthrough is part of the Tech Breakthrough organization, which aims to research, analyze and highlight the leaders and innovators in the world’s most competitive technology sectors today. This year’s AgTech awards program attracted over 1,250 nominations from all over the world.
Biotalys was founded in 2013 as a spin-off from the VIB (Flanders Institute for Biotechnology) and has raised €61 million ($66 million) to date from specialist international investors. The Company is based in the biotech cluster in Ghent, Belgium. More information can be found on www.biotalys.com.
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