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Celebration September: Pest Fighting Pheromones

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Highlights from this story include: 

  • Pest management using pheromones is key to helping the agriculture and forestry sectors continue to grow in ecologically responsible ways. 
  • Dr. Kirk Hillier and the Office of Industry and Community Engagement were able to build new partnerships around Atlantic Canada's considerable expertise in fighting insect pests. They were successful in receiving $4.42 million from the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency's  (ACOA) Atlantic Innovation Fund (AIF) to help foster this innovation. 
  • The project has generated:  2 full patents, 2 more patents pending and 9 technologies licensed for commercialization.
  • The project has enabled Sylvar Technologies to launch a complete line of pheromone pest management products on the market. 
  • The work has proven so promising that a second AIF has been awarded to continue this development of this technology for $2.93 million.

We are very proud of the ways that Acadia is #springboarding Atlantic growth. This type of support is available to you and your business too. Contact us to start #springboarding.