We believe it is imperative to consider all potential solutions to the “needs” confronting our industry. Here are some of the ways we are addressing these needs:
The AgriMetis Model
Rising development costs and declining product launches have underscored the need for innovation in crop protection, especially in the face of mounting pressures to increase agricultural productivity. The pharmaceutical industry has been exposed to similar challenges. In response, the biotech model was born in which small, agile companies discover new molecules and then partner with larger pharmaceutical companies for product commercialization. We are applying this model to crop protection compound development.
The AgriMetis Platform
Our multidisciplinary, integrated scientific approach allows AgriMetis to exploit areas of chemical space and production routes that are inaccessible to others. The AgriMetis platform delivers rapid, efficient, and optimal solutions to challenges in crop protection by more quickly bringing innovative products and their production processes to the market.
Our Technical Approach
Recent advances in the fields of biology, biochemistry and chemistry have expanded the possibilities to identify and enhance the production of natural products. This includes products derived from, or inspired by, natural products. We now have the ability to rapidly and cost effectively screen and manipulate biological pathways, and whole genomes, with unprecedented speed and precision. The net result is the ability to generate never-before-produced molecular scaffolds, while enhancing efficiency of production and biological assessment of large groups of compounds. AgriMetis uses a cost-effective, contracting approach to access the leading, global experts in these fields and rapidly advance new molecules and processes.
The wealth of product development opportunities open to AgriMetis requires working with industry and academic partners, as well as effective use of literature to identify research programs based on molecular targets that have biological and commercial validity. The current programs address significant unmet market needs and employ clear research and development processes to achieve milestones in development advancements and value creation.
Crop Protection Programs
AgriMetis is developing fungicides, herbicides, insecticides and nematicides, many of which are derived from, or inspired by, natural products. Some of our programs focus on improved proprietary methods for active ingredient manufacturing. Others focus on creating novel proprietary chemical active ingredients. AgriMetis is open to partnering on its programs and is also open to discussing new programs to which it can collaboratively apply its technologies to help partners resolve technical issues or address market needs.