Syngenta Crop Protection acquires two bioinsecticides from UK-based biocontrol technology developer Bionema

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  • Syngenta Crop Protection AG has acquired two next-generation bioinsecticides, NemaTrident® and UniSpore®, from leading biocontrol technology developer, Bionema Limited.

  • NemaTrident® and UniSpore® will provide customers with additional and complementary technologies to effectively and sustainably manage insect pests and their resistance.

  • NemaTrident® and UniSpore® will be the first wholly owned biocontrols in Syngenta’s portfolio of professional solutions.

BASEL, Switzerland–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Syngenta Crop Protection has acquired two next-generation bioinsecticides, NemaTrident® and UniSpore®, to combat growing resistance and a wide range of insects and pests in the horticulture and ornamentals, turf amenity and forestry, giving customers even more choice.

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Syngenta Crop Protection acquires the patents and trademarks for NemaTrident® and UniSpore®, as well as the registration dossier for UniSpore®, and will have full worldwide development and commercialization rights for the assets. This is an important step in building a world-leading biologics portfolio in Syngenta Professional Solutions, and opens up the possibility of expanding biocontrol solutions for crop protection.

UniSpore® is an innovation based on a natural micro-organism (insect pathogen fungus). It offers an attractive solution for controlling vine weevil in ornamental plants, where European growers have limited insecticide options. He is currently in the early registration process.

NemaTrident®, a patented insect-pathogenic nematode solution, is an important addition to Syngenta Professional Solutions’ Turf portfolio and is particularly effective against leather jackets and other pests. The three-component solution incorporates Nemaspreader®, a biocompatible surfactant, which provides state-of-the-art efficacy. Already available to customers, NemaTrident® is also used in horticulture and forestry to control a number of insect pests.

Dr. Minshad Ansari, Founder and CEO of Bionema, said, “We are proud to have developed breakthrough solutions, NemaTrident® and UniSpore®. As we are focused on innovation and discovering next-generation solutions, we are delighted that Syngenta Crop Protection has acquired these technologies so that they can be made available to customers globally looking for solutions. additional durability.

“We are excited to acquire these technologies from Bionema and leverage our scale and reach to put these innovations in the hands of our customers,” said Simon Elsworth, Head of Syngenta Professional Solutions Europe, Africa and Middle. -East. “This acquisition underscores our commitment to building a broad range of sustainable solutions to solve complex problems and reinforces Syngenta’s position as a leader in the turf and ornamental markets.

Syngenta and Bionema regularly communicate about new formulations and new technologies.

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Syngenta is one of the world’s leading agricultural companies, consisting of Syngenta Crop Protection and Syngenta Seeds. Our ambition is to help feed the world safely while taking care of the planet. Our goal is to improve the sustainability, quality and safety of agriculture through world-class science and innovative cultivation solutions. Our technologies enable millions of farmers around the world to make better use of limited agricultural resources. Syngenta Crop Protection and Syngenta Seeds are part of the Syngenta Group. In over 100 countries, we work to transform the way crops are grown. Through partnerships, collaboration and the Good Growth Plan, we are committed to accelerating innovation for farmers and nature, to fighting for regenerative agriculture, to helping people stay safe and healthy and to team up to have an impact.

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About Bionema Limited

Bionema Limited is a leading developer of bioprotection technology, specializing in chemical-free biological crop protection for safe and sustainable pest and disease control. The company manufactures and markets its own line of biological control products and provides training and consulting services aimed at optimizing biological approaches to pest control. Our research is focused on the development and commercialization of natural microorganisms to protect crops from pests and diseases while reducing the use of synthetic pesticides, minimizing environmental impact and increasing crop yields. For more information on Bionema’s R&D, visit

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