MicroPep Technologies joins Toulouse White Biotechnology

May 14, 2017 |

In France, MicroPep, founded in 2016 and laureate of the World Innovation Competition, has joined Toulouse White Biotechnology — the 4th start-up welcomed by TWB, whose objective is to speed up the development of industrial biotechnology. Using plant-produced molecules called ‘micro-peptides’, MicroPep develops biostimulants and natural herbicides to propose a real alternative to chemical pesticides and fertilizers most widely used in agriculture. These natural micro-peptides can temporarily and moderately regulate gene expression in plants, producing a bio-stimulation, without DNA modification (non-GMO). For example, the research conducted by MicroPep will make it possible to identify maize-specific micropeptides which will stimulate germination without accelerating the other genes.

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