Introducing the next generation of scientists to the rapidly evolving field of formulations, The ADAMA Center for Novel Delivery Systems in Crop Protection in Tel Aviv University (The ADAMA Center) hosted its first "The Chemistry of Formulation" conference at The Peres Center for Peace and Innovation in Tel Aviv, Israel.
During the conference, leading experts from ADAMA, HP Indigo, Hava Zingboim SkinTech, SolarEdge, Kornit Digital, Redefine Meat, Liposphere and CannaSoul spoke about the key role of formulations in a wide variety of industries ranging from crop protection and high-tech, to cosmetics, nutrition and others. Over 200 students studying for advanced degrees from leading academic institutes in Israel as well as representatives from different companies, attended the conference and learned about the importance of formulation science and what a career in this exciting and growing field looks like across different industries.
"For ADAMA, innovative formulations in crop protection means products that deliver greater value to farmers while improving sustainability in agriculture to guarantee food supply. We established the ADAMA center with Tel Aviv University in order to create specialization in delivery and formulation technologies which are applicable to industry and cannot be studied as a profession in academic institutions anywhere in the world, leading to a growing shortage of experts in the field," said Yoav Avidor, ADAMA’s VP Innovation, Development, Research and Regulatory Affairs. "Today's conference is another step towards bridging the gap between industry and academia, and we are thrilled to share our experience with these highly motivated students and look forward to their future contributions to the field.″
"Formulation science is a foundation pillar for R&D in nearly all fields of applied sciences and industries, ranging from crop protection to the development of novel vaccines or novel smart materials. Despite the key role that formulation science hold, many students are not aware of its significance, or the skills and processes involved. The Center’s goal is to raise awareness among students in chemistry, materials science, biotechnology and other related fields about this vital field, and to provide them with theoretical and practical knowledge, so we can help them to become the leading formulation experts of tomorrow″ said Prof. Roey Amir, the head of the ADAMA Center at Tel Aviv University.
ADAMA is a global leader in crop protection, providing solutions to farmers across the world to combat weeds, insects and disease. ADAMA has one of the broadest and diverse portfolios of active ingredients in the world, as well as R&D, manufacturing and formulation facilities. Its global state-of-the-art R&D Center is located in Neot Hovav, Israel, where the R&D teams cover all stages of research: from basic organic chemistry research, development of processes for production of active ingredients, formulation development and scale-up to production. Additional major R&D centers are located in Ashdod, Israel; India; China; and Brazil.
About The ADAMA Center for Novel Delivery Systems in Crop Protection
The ADAMA Center was established in Tel Aviv University in 2020 with the support of ADAMA. The center originated from the understanding that current industrial technological applications require deep understanding in the field of formulation. The center trains MSc and PhD students in theory and practice of formulation and relevant academic fields. Experts in ADAMA and Tel Aviv University collaborate to establish a curriculum that includes theoretical courses and practical lab course focused on hands-on preparation and characterization of chemical formulations.