Certis Belchim has announced a new development agreement with Italian bio specialist company, Clever BioScience. Clever develops and delivers innovative biological products for use in agriculture, cosmetics, nutraceutical and pharmaceutical markets, based on biochemistry, micro- and molecular-biological techniques, with low environmental impact. Certis Belchim has obtained exclusive rights to take advantage of Clever’s technology to develop unique natural peptides produced by plants for the control of plant diseases in agriculture, amenity and home & garden markets globally.
The partnership will work on the development of Biorational solutions for specific target diseases, in response to market needs. Clever will also be involved in formulation developments and provide registration support to Certis Belchim, as required.
Jan Mostert, Head of Biorational Projects in Certis Belchim, welcomed the agreement:
“The research techniques employed by Clever BioScience for the discovery and development of innovative plant protection products offer exciting possibilities to support the expansion of the Certis Belchim portfolio of Biorational products in an efficient and targeted way. We look forward to working on new products and formulations with Clever’s highly skilled team of experts to meet the demands of our market.”
Giorgio Freschi, CEO and founder of Clever BioScience, is confident of the contribution his team can make to the Certis Belchim product portfolio:
“Our vision, to create value from research and innovation, offering green and sustainable solutions with low impact of the industrial process on the environment, fully fits with Certis Belchim’s Biorational concept and we are delighted to have this opportunity for scientific progress together.”
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Notes to Editors:
Certis Belchim, created through the merger of Certis Europe B.V. and Belchim Crop Protection NV/SA in 2022, provides a new force in crop protection. The company combines the strengths of these two well-established businesses with expertise in product development, registration and marketing and best-in-class technical and product knowledge. It has strong foundations and an established footprint throughout Europe, dynamic and growing platforms in North America and expanding opportunities with partners in Africa, South America and Asia.
Parent company, Mitsui & Co. Ltd., markets and distributes a wide variety of conventional and biorational crop protection products, biological pest control products and services through its European, Japanese, African and U.S. marketing subsidiaries.
Useful Certis group & Mitsui & Co websites: –
Certis Belchim : www.certisbelchim.com
Certis Europe : www.certiseurope.com
Belchim Crop Protection : www.belchim.com
Certis Biologicals (USA) : www.certisbio.com
Mitsui & Co: www.mitsui.co.jp