Biotalys awarded € 1.6 million VLAIO research grant

Biotalys awarded € 1.6 million VLAIO research grant

Funding will enable accelerated development of a proprietary platform for the industrial production of Biotalys' protein-based biocontrols.

Biotalys nv, a transformative food and crop protection company, today announced that it has been rewarded a € 1.6 million research grant from Flanders Innovation & Entrepreneurship (VLAIO).  The grant will run over three years and will support the accelerated development of cost-efficient microbial cell factories for the industrial production of Biotalys' unique new generation protein-based biocontrol solutions.

Hilde Revets, CSO of Biotalys, commented: "The funding will allow us to build a proprietary, state-of-the-art toolbox of microbial production systems, specifically designed to achieve high protein levels, a critical component of Biotalys' R&D engine. There is a growing demand for safe, effective and price-compatible biocontrols, and establishing such a high-performance production platform uniquely positions Biotalys to address this need.  We would like to thank VLAIO for its continued commitment to support entrepreneurship and innovation in Belgium."

Patrice Sellès, CEO of Biotalys, commented: "We are pleased that VLAIO recognizes our breakthrough science to discover and develop safe and sustainable protein-based biocontrols with consistent high efficacy, aimed at helping farmers to protect yields and reduce food waste.  This grant will allow us to further develop a powerful and cost effective production platform, a critical step for Biotalys towards shaping the future of sustainable and safe food supply."