LIBERTYVILLE, Ill., October 27, 2020 – In a first of its kind international partnership, SATT Paris-Saclay, the Technology Transfer Accelerator Office of one of the world’s leading innovation clusters, and Valent BioSciences LLC, the worldwide leader in the development, manufacturing, and commercialization of biorational products, signed a joint agreement to develop breakthrough sustainable biopesticide technologies for agricultural applications.

Utilizing a strategic process, the organizations will focus on introducing emerging technologies and products that are environmentally friendly, effective, and commercially viable.

SATT Paris-Saclay is working in partnership with Micalis unit (part of INRAE: France National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food, and Environment), one of the most important microbiology laboratories in the Paris region. By collaborating with leading technology companies, SATT Paris-Saclay intends to bring new innovations to the marketplace. Valent BioSciences offers deep experience, state-of-the-art manufacturing capabilities, a global distribution network, and a longstanding track record of developing innovative technologies.

“For its first international collaboration, SATT Paris-Saclay very much looks forward to this partnership with the premier biocontrols company,” said Xavier Apolinarski, Chairman of SATT Paris-Saclay. “Valent BioSciences shares our vision of supporting sustainable practices for food production now and in the future. The company’s expertise, broad technical resources, and commitment to innovation and excellence will help us develop highly beneficial products that provide maximum impact.”

“We continue to invest in promising new technologies that will change the game in sustainable agriculture,” said Regina Rieckenberg, Vice President of Global Marketing and Business Management for Valent BioSciences. “Demand for sustainable products continues to grow and our partnerships with leading transfer organizations such as SATT Paris-Saclay help us create unique new products that bring value to customers.”