Sustainable agriculture solutions through utilization of plant-based compounds for crop protection and productivity
In the discovery and development of plant-based compounds for crop protection and productivity.
Our mission is to find breakthrough solutions of innovative compounds and bring them to the agriculture market.
The company has developed a new technology platform for screening, development and understanding of plant metabolites for crop protection.
The Company is an initiative by few leaders in plant metabolites exploitation. The Company collaborates with Yeda, the Commercial Arm of the Weizmann Institute of Science (WIS) (www.weizmann.ac.il), the lab of Prof. Asaph Aharoni, head of Plant Metabolic engineering and a world leader in plant science.
THE MARKET NEED
Over $55 Billions are spent each year in crop protection
The conventional chemistry based compounds are facing drastic drop in innovation, increased regulatory pressure and prohibitive cost of development. As a result, new ag-chem compounds introduction dropped to merely 5 compounds/year in the last decade vs. 14 in the previous decade
Bio-based pesticides are recognized as one of the future solutions. They can have shorter TTM, lower development cost and healthier environmental profile. While the total market CAGR is 4%, the bio-based solutions are expected to have CAGR in the range of 15-20%.
Within bio-based solutions, those of plant metabolites origin are the most promising.
Mr. Ido Korman
Founder and CTO
Formerly 6 years at Stockton as VP development &Technologies, CTO. Before that he served 8 years at Adama, in senior strategy and development positions and 4 years as the Professional Support Manager for Developing Countries at World Bank projects. Mr. Korman is also a flower and fruits grower and instructor.
Dr. David Panik
Founder and Chief Scientific Officer.
Holds a PhD from HUJ, Post-doc from WIS. 15 years of R&D experience in chemistry, plant metabolism, biotechnology, molecular biology and genetics in the industry (Evogene LTD) and academic work
Mr. Amir Noy
has over 20 years of international business experience in top managerial positions in various tech and medical devices companies. Most recently served as CEO of Alpha BioTech Ltd. a subsidiary of the Swiss company Nobel Biocare
Dr. Ofir Ramot
Head of phytopathology
Holds PhD from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Over 20 years of experience in the industry
Dr. Gal Wittenberg
Head of entomology
Holds PhD from WIS, Post-doc at Max Planck Institute. Extensive experience in Academy and Industry.
Participating in the EU ARISTO consortium for preparing future bio-pesticides regulatory directive
Awarded start-up by
Israel Ministry of Agriculture