Pheronym Wins $225,000 NSF Grant for Commercializing Nematode Pheromones for Eco-Friendly Pest Control in Agriculture (EIN Presswire)

Pheronym Wins $225,000 NSF Grant for Commercializing Nematode Pheromones for Eco-Friendly Pest Control in Agriculture

UF Innovate | The Hub and UF Innovate | Sid Martin Biotech alum Pheronym, a bio-ag-tech pest control company, has received a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant for its nematode pheromone focused pest control solution. The $225,000 award will help the company bring its patented approach to the market by developing advanced fermentation methods to manufacture its nematode dispersal and infectivity pheromones, which are used to enhance control of agricultural pests. Pheronym has now secured a total of $1,150,000 in research grants over the past two years.

“We continue to move aggressively forward on the path of commercialization,” said Dr. Fatma Kaplan, CEO of Pheronym. “This grant will allow us to focus the necessary resources on a scalable manufacturing process.”

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