P2 Science and Bedoukian Research announce pheromones collaboration
Apr. 2, 2020
Bedoukian Research, Inc. (BRI) and P2 Science, Inc. (P2) announce the signing of a Joint Development Agreement that builds on each company’s expertise in developing efficient routes to synthesize insect pheromones.
Bedoukian Research, Inc. is a global leader in the supply of high-quality insect pheromones as well as flavors and fragrances. P2 has developed a suite of patented green chemistry process technologies that convert renewable feedstocks into high-value specialty chemicals. Under the terms of the JDA, the companies will bring these and other strengths together with the aim of developing business opportunities in the growing pheromone market utilizing plant-based, renewable chemicals.
Message from Bedoukian CEO, Robert Bedoukian
Bedoukian Research, Inc. has been manufacturing insect pheromones since 1975, obtaining numerous global technical pheromone active ingredient registrations, concentrated mainly in the United States, Canada and Europe. BRI is dedicated to innovative solutions for challenging market segments and advocates these issues as an active member of both the Biological Products Industry Alliance (BPIA) as well as the International Biocontrol Manufacturers Association (IBMA). Bedoukian Research, Inc. and P2 Science together support safe, effective, and more economical solutions for pest management and crop protection, as well as the development of novel, renewable chemical ingredients
Message from P2 CEO, Neil Burns
P2 was founded on the principle of minimizing harm to the planet and its people, while at the same time providing the highest performing chemical products to our customers. Our partnership with BRI brings together two like-minded companies with complementary skills and abilities. We are really excited to be launching this new intiative with them.
About Insect Pheromones
Pheromones act as chemical messages that affect the behavior of an individual or group of individuals within the same species and can be used as a method of communication between members of the same or the opposite sex. Insect pheromones are essential components of monitoring and management tools targeting pests of agricultural crops. Mating disruption, mass trapping, “attract-and-kill”, and “push-pull” are some of the direct pest control strategies that have utilized the use of pheromones for over three decades.
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