The two companies will work together to commercialize novel insect pheromones made from renewable feedstocks
DANBURY, CONN. (PRWEB) MARCH 31, 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.
“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,” said Robert Bedoukian, CEO of Bedoukian. “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.
“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,” said Neil Burns, CEO of P2. “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.
About Bedoukian Research, Inc.:
Bedoukian Research was founded in 1972 by Dr. Paul Bedoukian to fill a niche as a supplier of high-quality specialty aroma and flavor ingredients. Paul Bedoukian’s son, Dr. Robert Bedoukian, joined the company in 1975. At that time, the company began manufacturing insect pheromones, which are chemically similar to flavor and fragrance ingredients. Today, Bedoukian Research offers more than 450 Aroma Chemicals and 50 Insect Pheromones, while also providing custom manufacturing services to the pharmaceutical, agrochemical, and specialty chemical industries. For more information, see http://www.bedoukianbio.com.
About P2 Science, Inc.:
P2 Science is renewable chemistry company. The co-founders of P2, Professor Paul Anastas and Dr. Patrick Foley, worked together at the Yale Center for Green Chemistry and Green Engineering. P2 has developed and patented green chemistry technologies for converting renewable feedstocks into high-value specialty products. Investors in P2 include BASF Venture Capital, Xeraya Capital, Elm Street Ventures, Connecticut Innovations, Ironwood Capital, HG Ventures and Chanel. The company started up its first manufacturing plant in September of 2018 which produces novel renewable aroma chemicals and cosmetics ingredients. For more information, see http://www.p2science.com
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