New Addition to AgriMetis® Scientific Advisory Board Enhances Powerhouse in Research & Development
LUTHERVILLE, MD – February 19, 2019 – AgriMetis, LLC, is pleased to announce Dr. Adrian Percy joined the scientific advisory board (SAB) on February 1, 2019. Dr. Percy is welcomed by a renowned group of advisors who have come to AgriMetis after holding technical/science leadership positions within other major agricultural companies, such as Bayer Crop Sciences, Dow AgroSciences and DuPont Crop Protection. View the SAB here http://www.agrimetis.com/team.
Dr. Percy will guide AgriMetis’ science with the knowledge and expertise gained from over 25 years of international experience at Bayer, where most recently he was the Global Head of R&D of the Crop Science division. He has designed, implemented and managed large, multi-technology agricultural R&D programs and has guided the selection and development of compounds that have become important products for growers worldwide. Dr. Percy’s experience will significantly enhance AgriMetis’ efforts to do the same.
Steven Tuttle, President and CEO of AgriMetis, stated, “We are extremely pleased that Dr. Percy has joined our team. Our regular interaction with our advisory board is integral to the development of lead programs and the pipeline that follows them. The clear advice from advisors who have built successful R&D organizations has been invaluable to the success of our programs at AgriMetis. We have been impressed with Adrian’s realization that new models for R&D execution are required in the agrichemical industry, and we look forward to his contributions.”
Dr. Percy remarked, “During my career, I’ve worked to develop new models for innovation in agricultural chemistry, including open innovation and enhanced collaboration with outside parties. AgriMetis reflects a vanguard in a new way of delivering innovation. Their lead programs are excitingly close to market, and the pipeline behind them is impressive and deep. I’m very excited to apply my technical and business insight as part of the AgriMetis scientific advisory board and am very pleased to serve alongside this illustrious group of people with such an impressive track record. I look forward to being part of providing growers across the globe safer, more powerful tools in crop protection and, most importantly, helping consumers gain confidence that their food is produced using safe products with a lower environmental footprint.”
AgriMetis is committed to working with leading agriculture companies and businesses to fill the emerging need for sustainable crop protection products through leading edge and advanced discovery, development and delivery methods. The AgriMetis technology platform is at the interface of biology, biochemistry, and chemistry, employing a multidisciplinary and integrated scientific approach, allowing access to areas of chemical space and production routes that are inaccessible to others. AgriMetis was formed in March 2014 and completed a Series B financing in December 2016 to fund agriculture chemical research and development by applying a biopharmaceutical model. With headquarters near Baltimore, Maryland, AgriMetis continues to grow and develop its technologies and capabilities. For more information, please visit http://www.agrimetis.com
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