TEL AVIV, ISRAEL and VIRGINIA, UNITED STATES, September 26, 2018 – ADAMA, a leading global crop protection company, and AgroSpheres, an agricultural biotechnology company creating a novel synthetic chemical and biological pesticide delivery platform , today announced that they have entered into a collaboration focused on developing novel crop protection solutions. The companies will conduct research and development on AgroSpheres’ proprietary Bioparticle technology for encapsulation of pesticides.
“We are delighted to have the opportunity to work with ADAMA to advance the development of our Bioparticle platform. ADAMA is a great partner with deep expertise in the development and commercialization of pesticides and novel formulation technologies. We will benefit tremendously from this partnership,” said Ameer, Chief Technology Officer of AgroSpheres.
Yoav Avidor, Head of Delivery Technologies at ADAMA said that “Through this partnership, ADAMA and AgroSpheres aim to deliver new, highly effective crop protection products to farmers,. AgroSpheres’ Bioparticle technology will help advance our goal of developing new formulations to improve crop protection offerings. This partnership taps into ADAMA’s promise to deliver highly effective and sustainable solutions to farmers.”
Adama Agricultural Solutions Ltd., together with Hubei Sanonda Ltd, to be known as ADAMA, is one of the world's leading crop protection companies. We strive to Create Simplicity in Agriculture – offering farmers effective products and services that simplify their lives and help them grow. With one of the most comprehensive and diversified portfolios of differentiated, quality products, our 6,600-strong team reaches farmers in over 100 countries, providing them with solutions to control weeds, insects and disease, and improve their yields. For more information, visit us at www.adama.com and follow us on Twitter® at @AdamaAgri.
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AgroSpheres’ mission is to make the delivery of pesticides safer and more effective. Co-founders, COO Payam Pourtaheri and CSO Ameer Shakeel developed AgroSpheres’ core Bioparticle technology while students at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville and formed AgroSpheres to commercialize this technology.
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