An amoeba to help the eco-industry

Willaertia magna C2c Maky

Amoéba develops applications by exploiting the characteristics of the amoeba Willaertia magna C2c Maky. This amoeba has been isolated from the environment and has natural properties.


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23 November 2023

AMOEBA : A year of field trials that confirms AXPERA’s strategic positioning

Amoéba announces the publication of its 2023 test results, a campaign year that allows the refining of AXPERA’s commercial strategy.

18 October 2023

AMOEBA : Publication of a new scientific paper in Plants

Amoéba announces the publication of a third peer-reviewed scientific article in Plants, presenting the efficacy of Amoéba’s biocontrol products on tomato late blight and powdery mildews of tomato.

16 October 2023

AMOEBA : Convincing results for the use of amoeba lysate in cosmetics.

Amoéba announces that it has obtained convincing results for the use of Willaertia magna C2c Maky lysate in cosmetic skin care and has filed a patent application for this invention.

12 October 2023

AMOEBA announces the beginning of construction of its USIBIAM biocontrol plant in Cavaillon

Amoéba announces the start of work on the USIBIAM industrial project in Cavaillon on schedule.

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Amoéba is a Lyonnaise cleantech, an innovative player in the treatment of bacterial risk.

At the crossroads of environmental protection and public health issues, we are developing a three-fold scientific, industrial and commercial expertise. The company is developing around multiple applications using the amoeba Willaertia magna C2c Maky in the prevention of microbiological risk for water treatment, human wounds and plant protection.



Plants protection

We found that mechanically lysed amoeba Willaertia magna C2c Maky exhibited strong fungicidal properties.

First on oomycetes (microorganisms close to fungi and responsible for mildews) then on phytopathogenic fungi such as rusts, powdery mildew, etc.

This has been demonstrated in laboratory tests and then, since 2019, has been verified in field trials.

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The only biological biocide that can be used in air cooling towers, with no hazard class for human health and the environment.

Water treatment

Our disruptive biocide helps control the level of Legionella, both those present in the water and those colonizing the biofilm.

The effectiveness of the biocide is due to the natural properties of the amoeba Willaertia magna C2c Maky, which predates pathogenic bacteria and other free-standing amoebae.

For the first time in 50 years of industrial water treatment, Amoéba is giving industry the opportunity to choose a responsible alternative.

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The industry professionals testify about their experiences with the biological biocide BIOMEBA.


Jean-Michel CLAUDE



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Research & Development

Other research is currently being conducted in order to make the best use of Willaertia magna C2c Maky’s different properties.

These properties open up a wide range of applications, particularly at the interface between health and environment fields.

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