Biotalys and Biobest partner up to expand reach of novel biocontrol solutions

December 19, 2021 |

In Belgium, Biotalys, an agtech company focused on protein-based biocontrol solutions, and Biobest, a leader in biocontrol and pollination in covered crops, announced a strategic partnership that will grant Biobest access to five protein-based biocontrol solutions developed by Biotalys on its AGROBODY Foundry technology platform for Biobest’s global offer in covered crops and berries.

In addition, the two companies enter into an exclusive agreement for the distribution of Biotalys’ biofungicide Evoca in the United States for all crops and applications, starting in 2022 – pending regulatory approval.

Under the terms of the partnership, Biotalys will offer Biobest a right of first negotiation to come to an exclusive distribution agreement for five protein-based biocontrol programs for use in the global covered crop and berry market during the next 10 years. The product candidates can relate to either the existing or future pipeline.

Each time a product candidate is promoted by Biotalys to the development stage on Biotalys’ AGROBODY Foundry technology platform, Biobest will have the rights to access the technology with the aim of adding the end-product to its portfolio of solutions in covered crops and berries. For each of the product candidates being promoted to the development stage, the companies will negotiate a tailored global distribution agreement and associated fees (for the technology and product) taking into account the spectrum, potency and crop applicability of the bio-fungicide, bio-insecticide or bio-bactericide solution involved.

The long-term partnership between Biobest and Biotalys provides that Biotalys will supply the end-products to Biobest for commercialization to growers globally. Biotalys retains full freedom to enter into commercial partnerships for the five biocontrol programs in applications other than covered crops and berries. Biotalys also retains full freedom for R&D partnerships leading to new product candidate programs on any crops and any geographies.


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