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Joint agreement with Philagro France and Nichino Europe

Lyon, 2 April 2020 - A joint agreement with Philagro France and Nichino Europe further strengthens independent tests of Amoéba’a biocontrol product. This time, various formulations of the lysate of the amoeba Willaertia magna C2c Maky will be tested for the control of downy mildew on grapevines and late blight on potatoes. This agreement presents a significant exploitation potential for Amoéba and corresponds to an essential step towards a possible commercial partnership. Philagro France, resulting from the strategic alliance of three Japanese R&D groups, is a renowned stakeholder in the crop protection market, it has been involved in commercialising biocontrol solutions for French agriculture for 20 years.

BASF and Certis Europe test Amoéba’s biocontrol product

Lyon, 31 March 2020 - Amoéba increases the number of independent assessors of its biocontrol product to four with the signature of two new agreements with BASF and CERTIS Europe. The lysate of the amoeba Willaertia magna C2c Maky will undergo greenhouse and field testing. BASF will evaluate the performance of Amoéba’s biocontrol product in preventing fungal diseases on a range of crops. Certis Europe will undertake tests on downy mildew diseases on grapevines in three wine-producing countries: Italy, France and Germany. Once again, if the results are conclusive, these material transfer agreements could lead to commercial partnerships. 

French and Swiss trials of Amoéba’s biocontrol product

Lyon, 27 March 2020 - in March Amoéba signed agreements with DE SANGOSSE (France) and STÄHLER (Switzerland) to undertake two independent evaluations of its biocontrol product. The field trials, scheduled for 2020, include 5 crops: grape, cereal, potatoes, apple, beetroot. If the results are conclusive, these material transfer agreements could lead to commercial partnerships. The companies plan to evaluate the capacity of the biocontrol product developed and produced by Amoéba - a lysate of the amoeba Willaertia magna C2c Maky - to prevent essential diseases in these crops. “Our market is looking for innovative crop-protection solutions that are both effective and environmentally respectful.” indicates Simon Gasser, Head of Development and Registration at STÄHLER SUISSE SA, one of the main Swiss distributors of biocontrol solutions. “DE SANGOSSE wanted to test

W. magna, a biocontrol agent for field crops?

Lyon, 1st July 2019 – AMOÉBA announces that Willaertia magna C2c Maky effectively treats rust, a group of diseases that decimates field crops, such as soybean and wheat. The study, undertaken by an independent expert, demonstrated more than 85% efficacy when lysed W. magna was applied according to a standard protocol. Following on from the excellent results obtained with W. magna used as a treatment for downy mildew of grapevine and late blight of potato, its action on Uromyces fabae fungi confirms that the amoeba is a potential biocontrol agent with a broad spectrum of action.

W. magna, grapevine's double-defender from mildew

Chassieu, 7 March 2019 – Two scientific studies involving the biocontrol product produced by AMOEBA demonstrate that it protects grapevines from downy mildew (Plasmopara viticola)through two additive actions.Used in its lysed form, Willaertia magna C2c makyboth stimulates the grapevines’ natural defences and directly attacks the fungus feared by wine growers.AMOEBA is not currently aware of any other commercially-available biocontrol agent based on a natural substance that elicits a response from the grapevines themselves while also inhibiting germination of downy mildew.“This product represents an alternative that could significantly reduce the use of conventional pesticides, while also protecting wine growers’ yields.”comments Fabrice Plasson, President of AMOEBA.

W. magna, 90% efficacy on mildew

Lyon, 4th Mai 2018 AMOEBA announces today the first greenhouse test results conducted with the microorganism, Willaertia magna C2c Maky, used as a biocontrol agent for the control of mildew on grapevine.

 The results of the first greenhouse trials show very clear dose-responses of Willaertia magna C2c Maky in a formulated product. The efficacy of more than 90% of the formulated product on mildew has to be compared to the usual efficacy of biocontrol agents of around 50% observed in greenhouses. A new series of tests is scheduled in 2018 in preparation of the field trials planned in 2019. 

Willaertia Magna as a biocontrol agent

Lyon, November 22nd, 2017- AMOEBA announced today the positive results of in vitro trials conducted with Willaertia Magna C2c Maky microorganism for the control of plant diseases.

Those in vitro trials were carried out by the company CONIDIA, recognized for its broad expertise in fungi and their resistance to fungicides.

New LOI in Switzerland

Lyon (France), Lancy (Switzerland), November 8th, 2017 - AMOEBA announced today that it has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with H2O FACILITIES prior to entering into a definitive agreement regarding the distribution of its product in Switzerland, pending marketing authorization.

EIB provides EUR 20m credit line to Amoéba

Lyon, October 9th, 2017 - Amoéba has received financing worth EUR 20m from the EIB. This EIB financing is secured by the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI), the cornerstone of the Investment Plan for Europe, commonly known as the Juncker Plan.

3rd distribution agreement in Europe

Lyon (France), Rome, September 14th, 2017 - AMOEBA announced today that it has signed a distribution agreement for its BIOMEBA product with DREWO. This agreement is pending marketing authorization (MA) in Italy.

The collaboration between DREWO and AMOEBA started in November 2015 with the signature of a Letter of Intention (LOI). In August 2016, both companies carried out a first field test in Italy for an industrial company in the automotive sector. This test, still ongoing today, has confirmed the effectiveness of BIOMEBA. Following this success, this car manufacturer wishes to start a new field test on another industrial site before the end of the year. Meanwhile, a second test has started in January 2017 with a client of DREWO from the food industry.