Alachua, Florida
Pasteuria Bioscience, LLC is addressing agriculture’s largest unsolved pest problem: plant-parasitic nematodes. The company’s revolutionary new technology allows the rapid and cost-effective growth of multiple strains of Pasteuria penetrans in traditional commercial fermentation tanks using easily available growth media. This in-vitro production process will enable the launch of a less expensive and more effective nematicide, which will not only replace methyl bromide and other chemicals, but also will enable control of nematode problems for which there currently are no safe or cost-effective treatment options.