Jun 21, 2018
Vestaron Appoints New CEO

Vestaron has appointed Anna Rath as chief executive officer.

With more than a decade of experience across multiple ag-tech companies, Rath will lead the transformation of Vestaron from the R&D phase of its development through its commercial phase.

Anna Rath

“In order to preserve and improve the sustainability of agriculture, the world of crop protection is in need of a revolution,” Rath said. “It is increasingly difficult to launch chemical pesticides, and resistances are developing to many of today’s most important products. Vestaron’s pipeline and platform technologies have the potential to bring about this revolution.”

Vestaron is initially focused on a class of peptides that offers strong insecticidal properties — covering nearly all the modes of action embodied by current synthetic insecticides as well as some novel ones.

The company’s first product family launch was SPEAR,  a bioinsecticide for treatment of thrips, whiteflies, two spotted spider mites, broad mites and aphids in vegetables in greenhouses.

“I was excited to find that behind this initial family of products is a rich pipeline of insecticidal peptides as well as a production platform that can produce peptides at scale and at reasonable cost,” said Rath “Furthermore, Vestaron has demonstrated how its SPEAR trait expressed in plants leverages Bt traits, rescuing these valuable franchises from emerging resistances.”,

For more information, please visit www.vestaron.com.

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