Multi-disciplinary teams are essential for moving from active ingredient to product.

Biopesticide products are typically developed across disciplines – from entomology, microbiology, mycology, and biochemistry to entrepreneurship and investor education.  Moving from the discovery of an active ingredient to a product requires even more diverse skills in the team.  A university lab may do the basic research, then a company may license the patent and develop a way to produce the active ingredients and yet another company may develop the product formulation.

But as noted elsewhere herein, there is a need for a broader set of perspectives present in the design and launch of a biopesticide product – most profoundly, this process should include environmental health scientists and green chemists.

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