2011 2013 2015 2017 2019 AlphaBio Control History Alpha BioPesticides incorporated 2023 2024 2022 2020 Alpha Control incorporated First field trials of a biofungicide, bioherbicide and bionematicide First sales ofFLiPPER – in Italythrough Bayer Signing of global distribution agreement with Bayer – FLiPPER New research into biopesticides First sales ofMiSSiTO andSunpower in Italy FLiPPER winsQueen’s Awardfor Innovation De Sangosse takes ownership Marta Ruizbecomes GeneralManager Bayer and AlphaBio sign agreement on new bioinsecticide De Sangosse first investment De Sangossebecomes majorityshareholder France distributionagreement withDe Sangosse – FLiPPER First sales ofFLiPPER forerunnersold as Ciopperin Italy
  • 2011
    • New research into biopesticides
    • Alpha BioPesticides incorporated
  • 2013
    • De Sangosse first investment
    • Alpha Control Incorporated
  • 2015
    • First field trials of a biofungicide, bioherbicide and bionematicide
  • 2017
    • First sales of FLiPPER forerunner sold as Ciopper in Italy
    • De Sangosse becomes majority shareholder
  • 2019
    • France distribution agreement with De Sangosse – FLiPPER
    • Signing of global distribution agreement with Bayer – FLiPPER
    • First sales of FLiPPER – in Italy through Bayer
  • 2020
    • FLiPPER wins Queen’s Award for Innovation
  • 2022
    • First sales of MiSSiTO and Sunpower in Italy
  • 2023
    • De Sangosse takes ownership
    • Marta Ruiz becomes General Manager
  • 2024
    • Bayer and AlphaBio sign agreement on new bioinsecticide

AlphaBio Control was born out of a vision that the current way of producing food and biomaterials could, and should, be done more sustainably.

The company’s co-founders, Iain Fleming and Alfeo Vecchi worked together using the former’s business acumen and the latter’s research connections resulting in the formation of AlphaBio BioPesticides (later renamed AlphaBio Control) in 2011.

Iain and Alfeo could see the damage being done to the planet by many intensive agricultural practices for food and feed production and knew that there were realistic and effective softer chemistry alternatives that could solve these global issues. These more sustainable crop protection technologies would enable growers to produce high yields of top-quality food, whilst protecting the natural environment.

With the support of the eventual owners, De Sangosse, the company launched its first bioinsecticide, FLiPPER®, derived from olive oil in Italy and through its distribution partner, Bayer Crop Science. This was followed up by the launch of its bioherbicide, MiSSiTO® based on pelargonic acid from sunflower oil in January 2022, again in Italy.

In September 2023, De Sangosse completed its integration of AlphaBio Control into its group of companies, coinciding with the cofounders leaving, and the announcement of Marta Ruiz as the new General Manager of the company in December of that year.