Development and commercialization agreement

Amoéba announces the signature of a Letter of Intent (LOI) with PHILAGRO France, concerning the development and marketing of its biocontrol product against vine downy mildew in France.
This signature, with a recognised player in the crop protection market, an entity born from the strategic alliance of three Japanese groups (SUMITOMO Chemical Company, NISSAN Chemical Industries and NIHON NOHYAKU Company), follows on from the partnership announced in April 2020 to evaluate the performance of the biocontrol fungicide containing AMOEBA’s active substance: the amoeba lysate Willaertia magna C2c Maky.
The aim of the LOI is to define the collaboration outlines between the two companies before and after the marketing of the product on the French territory with a view to signing a commercial partnership contract within 12 months.
Amoéba will carry out the regulatory tests necessary for the registration of its product and PHILAGRO will refine the marketing and commercial positioning of the product through field trials.
Amoéba has made an exclusive commitment with PHILAGRO France concerning vine application over a marketing period of several years in France, the leading European market for downy mildew treatment.
“The Philagro team is delighted to be able to work with Amoéba for the development and future marketing of this very promising biocontrol solution in the strategic segment of the vine downy mildew. The two companies share a common vision of the evolution of the French market and high expectations in biocontrol innovations, complementing each other perfectly to make this solution a real technical and commercial success” explains Denis TROALEN, General Manager of PHILAGRO France.
“The choice of PHILAGRO as an exclusive partner is guided by more than 25 years of experience in the service of crop protection, a strong operational positioning in biocontrol and a real capacity for commercial execution in this strategic segment. The human relationship established between our two companies during this 2020 year of field tests has convinced us of the unfailing motivation of the teams to make the most of our product against vine downy mildew in France. “comments Fabrice PLASSON, Chairman and CEO of Amoéba.