Evolution Biotehnologies (www.evolutionbiotech.com), the UK-based company established to expand the use of biological control into medically important areas, today announced the opening of its office at Colworth Science Park in Bedfordshire. This is intended to keystone the development of the company’s laboratory and other facilities at this location over the next year. The office is managed by Ms. Hayley Styche, who has joined the company in an administrative role.
Dr. David Harper, Chief Officer of Evolution, said “This is an important step for the company, and Colworth is the ideal location for our business to develop and grow. Ms. Styche has extensive experience in the sector and is a valuable addition to the company.”
About Evolution Biotechnologies
Evolution Biotechnologies (UK company 09473027) has been established to extend the application of biological control from its agricultural roots into areas of biomedical importance. The company’s initial targets have both significant unmet need and high market potential. The first stage of Evolution’s work will be based on the outcomes of a successful feasibility study on biological control of the house dust mite. The potential for developing a biological control for the bed bug will also be evaluated, along with the potential for additional targets.
About biological control
Biological control is highly specific in nature, and is perceived as environmentally friendly. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has stated that “Since biopesticides tend to pose fewer risks than conventional pesticides, EPA generally requires much less data to register a biopesticide”.Biological control methodologies have been extensively used in the agricultural sector and provide a “green” alternative to existing chemical approaches, especially where there are concerns over toxicity or resistance. Despite the validated route through the regulatory process and onto the market, application in the domestic and medical settings has received only limited attention to date.
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