Pheronym at the Seed Central 6th Innovator Showcase at UC Davis

If you missed Pheronym’s presentation, here is a second chance to watch Pheronym’s pitch. Here is the link: It is at 57 min and 08 sec.

 

 

You can also join us in-person edition 2022 on May 12.

6th Innovators Showcase @ UC Davis Featuring startups and innovative companies in ag and food, from seed to health

2:00 – 4:00 : 40 startup pitches
Location: Buehler Alumni Center, UC Davis

4:30 – 7:00 : Networking showcase

Location: Conference Center, UC Davis

 

Pheronym Begins Scaling Pest Bio-control Solution at Lawrence Berkeley National laboratory

Focus is on full scale commercialization of company’s patented nematode pheromone extract of nematode dispersal for crop biocontrol

 DAVIS, California – November 08, 2021 – Pheronym, an agbiotech pest management company, has begun scaling up production of its patented NemastimTM pest bio-control solution at Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, through a development agreement that provides access to key fermentation and quality control systems. Pheronym’s founders, Dr. Fatma Kaplan and Karl Cameron Schiller, were named Activate Fellows this year, and joined the entrepreneurial research program’s Berkeley community, hosted at Berkeley Lab’s Cyclotron Road Division. The fellowship provides a two-year Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with Berkeley Lab, through which Pheronym is accessing laboratory and production infrastructure that is vital to its success.

“This agreement marks a key milestone toward scaling our solution for commercial agriculture,” said Dr. Fatma Kaplan, CEO of Pheronym. “This CRADA with Cyclotron Road will leverage our significant progress to bring to market the first commercial nematode pheromone production.”  Keep Reading

Entomology 2021 Annual Meeting

Dr. Kaplan is invited to speak at the session “Entomopathogenic Nematode Signaling and Behavioral Ecology Translates into Improved Sustainable Insect Management On-Demand Presentations” organized by Dr. Ivan Hiltpold Senior Entomologist Plant ProtectionAgroscope Nyon, Vaud, Switzerland and Dr. David Shapiro-Ilan Research Leader at the SE Fruit and Tree Nut Research Station USDA-ARS, Byron, Georgia.

 

The meta-startup Activating climate scientist-entrepreneurs

Thank you, Sophie Purdom and Kim Zou for this great article about Activate, Activate fellowship and the startups including Pheronym.

Ilan Gur, founder, and CEO of Activate, puts it best: “technical ideas aren’t the limiting factor to impacting global change. The binding constraint is the lack of opportunity for an enormous pool of talented scientists to go all-in on commercializing their ideas.”

Activate’s climate cohorts

With more than 100 Activate Fellows over 7 years, Activate supports scientists working across sectors, from energy to ag to defense, to commercialize hard-tech innovations, many of which are climate tech solutions. Over the next five years, Activate plans to expand to 100 new fellows per year, most of whom will focus on climate change.

🌱 Food & Ag: Circe Bioscience (CO2 to fats), Nitricity (renewable nitrogen fertilizer production), Perlumi (better seeds), Pheronym (non-toxic pest management)Takachar (transforming waste biomass), Trophic (seaweed-based protein), ZestBio (food waste into products).

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