Biotalys and Syngenta partner to develop biocontrol solutions for pest management

Biotalys and Syngenta partner to develop biocontrol solutions for pest management

(IN BRIEF) Biotalys and Syngenta Crop Protection are partnering to research, develop, and commercialize biocontrol solutions to manage pests in a broad range of crops. The solution will be based on Biotalys’ AGROBODY technology platform, offering a new mode of action to promote sustainable agriculture and counter pest resistance. The partnership allows Biotalys to expedite the development of innovative crop protection solutions while leveraging the global network and capabilities of Syngenta. No further financial specifics or terms have been disclosed.

(PRESS RELEASE) BASEL/ GHENT, 24-Apr-2023 — /EuropaWire/ — Syngenta AG, a global agricultural technology company active in the production of agrochemicals and seeds, and Biotalys (Euronext – BTLS) have entered into a partnership to develop and commercialize new biocontrol solutions to manage key pests in a variety of crops. The new solution will be developed based on Biotalys’ AGROBODYTM technology and will offer farmers a new mode of action to counter pest resistance and promote sustainable agriculture.

As per the agreement, Syngenta will collaborate with Biotalys on a research program, leveraging its AGROBODY™ technology platform for Syngenta’s specific insect targets. With growers under pressure due to resistance development, regulations, and environmental issues, there is a growing demand for innovative biological solutions that minimize the impact on the environment and biodiversity. Biotalys has proven the potential of its protein-based biocontrols in delivering novel modes of actions that are effective and safe for use in food and agriculture. The partnership enables Biotalys to expedite the development and global commercialization of innovative crop protection solutions, leveraging the global agriculture business’s extensive network and capabilities.

“Syngenta is a leader in bringing farmers cutting edge technologies that improve the sustainability of agriculture, and we are excited to work closely with Biotalys as part of our agricultural innovation ecosystem,” said Camilla Corsi, Head of Crop Protection Research at Syngenta Crop Protection. “By combining our proven research and development capabilities with the breakthrough protein-based innovations of the Biotalys AGROBODY™ platform, we are determined to play a pivotal role in addressing critical farmer needs around the globe.”

“We are proud and excited to be working with Syngenta, a world-leading agricultural company, on one of the most pressing industry challenges – the development of innovative and effective pest control solutions – by delivering on the promise of our AGROBODY™ technology,” said Patrice Sellès, Chief Executive Officer at Biotalys. “Collaborating with Syngenta is a major milestone in our continued mission to providing growers around the globe with safe, efficient, and more sustainable agricultural solutions.”

No specific financial details or further terms have been disclosed about the partnership between the two companies.

About Syngenta Crop Protection

Syngenta Crop Protection is a leader in agricultural innovation, bringing breakthrough technologies and solutions that enable farmers to grow productively and sustainably. We offer a leading portfolio of crop protection solutions for plant and soil health, as well as digital solutions that transform the decision-making capabilities of farmers. Our 17,900 employees serve to advance agriculture in more than 90 countries around the world. Syngenta Crop Protection is headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, and is part of the Syngenta Group. Follow us on Twitter at and on LinkedIn at


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Biotalys is an Agricultural Technology (AgTech) company protecting crops and food with proprietary protein-based biocontrol solutions and aiming to provide alternatives to conventional chemical pesticides for a more sustainable and safer food supply. Based on its novel AGROBODY™ technology platform, Biotalys is developing a strong and diverse pipeline of effective product candidates with a favorable safety profile that aim to address key crop pests and diseases across the whole value chain, from soil to plate. Biotalys was founded in 2013 as a spin-off from the VIB (Flanders Institute for Biotechnology) and has been listed on Euronext Brussels since July 2021. The company is based in the biotech cluster in Ghent, Belgium. More information can be found on


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