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AlphaBio Control signs major distribution agreement with Bayer for bee friendly bioinsecticide FLiPPER®

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Cambridge based agri biotech innovators Alphabio Control have today signed a major global distribution agreement granting the Bayer CropScience Division worldwide exclusive rights (excluding France) to commercialise FLiPPER®, their innovative, organic, environment and beneficial insect friendly bioinsecticide, for agriculture.

Iain Fleming, AlphaBio’s Chief Executive, says: “We are immensely proud of this opportunity to be working with such a forward-thinking company as Bayer. We have devoted significant resources over a number of years in bringing FLiPPER® to the market during which time we have become more and more convinced of the fundamental agricultural need for this product. We could not hope for a better partner to help promote and deliver FLiPPER® to growers across each of the relevant global cropping regions. We have seen the complete determination within Bayer to deliver comprehensive integrated solutions for all crop needs and are so pleased to be a part of this.”

FLiPPER® will become an essential part of Bayer’s tailored solutions, combining seeds and traits, chemical and biological crop protection products with digital services for the benefit of growers, the food chain and society. “Bayer is committed to reducing agriculture’s ecological footprint through innovation, including biological and low-residue solutions such as FLiPPER®” says Liam Condon, member of the Board of Management of Bayer AG and President of the Crop Science Division. Hartmut van Lengerich, global Head of Crop Protection Asset Management at Bayer says: “Bayer is proud to receive global rights for FLiPPER® from our partner AlphaBio so that we can help growers as they contribute to global food security. Growers battle sucking insect pests such as aphids, whiteflies, and thrips each and every season. As one of the world’s largest developers and providers of pest management solutions, Bayer is glad to provide growers across the globe with a new tool to safeguard crops sustainably.”

 

Image left to Right: Liam Condon – CEO Bayer,  Iain Fleming – Co-founder and Chief Executive AlphaBio Control,  Harmut van Lengerich – Head of Portfolio and Executive Committee Member Bayer.

 

About FLiPPER®:

FLiPPER® was launched to market in 2017 after a number of years research and development.  Registered organic, it is a natural, effective, environment and bee-friendly insecticide derived from the natural by-product of extra virgin olive oil. FLiPPER® is proven to effectively control aphids, whitefly, thrips, mites, psylla, leaf hoppers and scale with negligible impact on honey bees, bumble bees, pollinators, other beneficial insects – or humans. Created by a new process using only heat and pressure to allow the carboxylic acids of the insecticide to be extracted from the by-product of extra virgin olive oil, FLiPPER® presents an important development in the on-going challenge of finding solutions for safer agricultural products without further damaging the natural environment.

About Alphabio Control:

Registered in the UK and headquartered in Cambridge, Alphabio Control’s commercial offices are in Reggio Emilia, Italy.  AlphaBio Control specialises in developing crop protection solutions derived from the natural world.  The three pillars of technology developed by the company are: natural chemistry, microbiology and hybrid technology. Alphabio Control won a Silver Award for Environmental Best Practice at the Green Organisation’s Green Apple Awards 2018 and are proud to be Green World Ambassadors. De Sangosse SAS of Agen, France is a major shareholder in AlphaBio Control and distribution of FLiPPER in France will be managed by De Sangosse.

For further information from Alphabio Control contact Lucy Henson on t: +44 (0)7990 978609 /e: lucy.henson@alphabiocontrol.com

For further information from Bayer AG contact Holger Elfes on t: +49 2173 38-3270 e: holger.elfes@bayer.com