Vestaron Corporation’s bioinsecticide SPEAR has earned recognition from the Environmental Protection Agency via its Green Chemistry Challenge Awards Program.
Since 1996, the EPA in partnership with the American Chemical Society Green Chemistry Institute has awarded more than 100 winners for technologies that incorporate the principles of green chemistry design into chemical design, manufacture and use.
Spear bioinsecticide was recognized in the Focus Area of “The Design of Greener Chemicals” within the extremely competitive Small Business Division. Submitting the application was Robert M. Kennedy, PhD, Chief Scientific Officer for Vestaron.
“We are pleased and honored to be recognized for Vestaron’s accomplishments in developing and commercializing the active ingredient in Spear bioinsecticide. For years, the use of peptide technology for pest control has been a desired but elusive goal of the crop protection industry,” Dr. Kennedy said.
On June 16, Dr. Kennedy presents “Spear Biopesticide: A Pioneering Peptide Meeting the Efficacy Demands of Synthetics and Delivering the Safety Profile Expected from Biologics” during the 2020 Green Chemistry & Engineering Virtual Conference. Register here.