M2i Life Sciences and Coatex announce a cooperation agreement on micro-encapsulation technology and its application for crop protection

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M2i Life Sciences, and Coatex, a worldwide leader in high performance additives, announced today that they have entered into an exclusive partnership agreement. This agreement allows M2i the use of a microencapsulation process patented by Coatex and its application for bio control and Life Sciences.

This agreement allows M2i Life Sciences, the French fine chemical company that is an expert in synthetic routes and industrial processes for molecules, to exclusively use Coatex technology in one of its numerous fields of development such as the production of semio-chemical substances (pheromones) dedicated to the protection against insects invasion.

 

M2i Life Sciences will work on the Coatex patented technology to reinforce its work on pheromones and to prepare unique and innovative uses of semio-chemical substances in order to replace pesticides. Thanks to this agreement, M2i Life Sciences will be able to commercialize new products to fight against insects through the technology of controlled and measured spread.

The use of synthesis pheromones to protect harvest from insects invasion is an environment friendly technique which several important applications and growing rapidly. This technique consists of applying the fields with specific olfactory pheromones aimed at invasive insects in order to upset their reproduction or to trap them.

 

The application of micro encapsulation technology in bio control pheromones will make possible the development and production of aerosol sprays which will in turn provide an environmentally friendly solution into a simple, easier to monitor, cheap and constraints free technique. This revolution, made possible by the alliance of two leaders in their respective fields, is the first step toward to increase the practical application of the bio control protection of forests and valuable crops such as grains, fruits, vegetables in tropical or temperate areas.

 

 

This contract gives to M2i Life Sciences the right to encapsulate agricultural semio-chemical substances using the Coatex process exclusively. It also initiated the industrial cooperation and joint-long term development between the two companies.

This agreement allows M2i Life Sciences, the French fine chemical company that is an expert in synthetic routes and industrial processes for molecules, to exclusively use Coatex technology in one of its numerous fields of development such as the production of semio-chemical substances (pheromones) dedicated to the protection against insects invasion.

 

M2i Life Sciences will work on the Coatex patented technology to reinforce its work on pheromones and to prepare unique and innovative uses of semio-chemical substances in order to replace pesticides. Thanks to this agreement, M2i Life Sciences will be able to commercialize new products to fight against insects through the technology of controlled and measured spread.

The use of synthesis pheromones to protect harvest from insects invasion is an environment friendly technique which several important applications and growing rapidly. This technique consists of applying the fields with specific olfactory pheromones aimed at invasive insects in order to upset their reproduction or to trap them.

 

The application of micro encapsulation technology in bio control pheromones will make possible the development and production of aerosol sprays which will in turn provide an environmentally friendly solution into a simple, easier to monitor, cheap and constraints free technique. This revolution, made possible by the alliance of two leaders in their respective fields, is the first step toward to increase the practical application of the bio control protection of forests and valuable crops such as grains, fruits, vegetables in tropical or temperate areas.

 

 

This contract gives to M2i Life Sciences the right to encapsulate agricultural semio-chemical substances using the Coatex process exclusively. It also initiated the industrial cooperation and joint-long term development between the two companies.

 

About M2i Lifes Sciences

 

Founded in 2012, M2i Life Sciences is an industrial French chemical group, expert in custom synthesis, Healthcare products formulation, and industrial processes for « hard to make »  molecules. Thanks to the high performance laboratory in Lacq (Southwestern France), combined with the production plant located in Salin de Giraud (Southeastern France), M2i Life Sciences is able to provide an offer from synthesis design  to finished product, through formulation.

M2i Life Sciences has 85 employees in France, 39 of whom have been recruited in 2013. The dynamic and ambitious management team is very experienced in the chemical sector under the direction of  M2i President M. Philippe Guerret.

 

M2i Life Sciences, an industrial ambition through excellence and innovation.

 

For more information www.m2i-lifesciences.com

 

 

About Coatex

Coatex designs and produces rheology additives for aqueous formulations and water-borne  processes.  With  Innovation  for Sustainable Development as a core  strategy,  Coatex is developing high performance additives to serve a wide  variety of applications, such as Water-borne Paints & Coatings, Paper Coatings,  Minerals Processing, Construction, Homecare and Water Treatment.

With  production  sites in France, the Netherlands, USA, China, and a newly acquired site in Brazil, Coatex employs more than 400 people.

Coatex  is  a  subsidiary  of  the ARKEMA group, France’s leading chemicals producer.

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