Pheronym, an award-winning ag-biotech pest management company that has incubated at both UF Innovate | The Hub and Sid Martin Biotech, announced that Dr. Fatma Kaplan, CEO and Founder, will present at the World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit in London at the “Technology Showcase: Early Stage Technology Innovators Pitch Seven-Minute Snapshots of their Solutions.” A link to the conference agenda is here: https://worldagritechinnovation.com/agenda/
Pheronym recently secured two major grant awards from USDA Agriculture and Food Research Initiative and the Space Florida-Israel Innovation Partnership; totaling $800,000. Pheronym is developing a cutting-edge pheromone to control microscopic roundworms, called nematodes. Their unique approach has two major multi-billion-dollar market applications: 1) PheroCoat: For seed coating to repel plant parasitic nematodes from crop seeds/seedlings such as corn, cotton and soy. This product can be used in integrated pest management and enhance already existing bionematicides and 2) NemaStim: for making beneficial nematodes that kill pest insects work more efficiently.