What we do
AgroSavfe employs its proprietary Agrobody® technology platform to develop biopesticides for the control of pests and diseases on crops and harvested products.
Agrobodies® are derived from camelid antibodies and can be generated against virtually any target, to which they bind with high affinity and specificity. Agrobodies® are safe, environmentally friendly and can be produced cost-effectively.
Agrobodies® directed against specific target molecules on pests and diseases can have biological activities and can be developed as biological crop protection agents.
Agrobody®- based biopesticides are designed for an effective, consistent, safe and sustainable performance.
AgroSavfe is a spin-off from VIB (Flanders Institute for Biotechnology). VIB conducts frontline biomolecular research in life sciences with over 1,200 researchers and scientists and has given rise to several spin-off companies, such as Devgen, CropDesign and Ablynx.
AgroSavfe was established in January 2013 to develop sustainable crop protection products based on its proprietary Agrobody® platform.
A syndicate of life sciences investors (Gimv, Biovest, Madeli Participaties, Gimv-Agri+, PMV-Vinnof, SOFI, QBIC and VIB) is backing the company.
A highly experienced team warrants the successful roll-out of this novel VIB start-up enterprise. CEO Dr. Marnix Peferoen brings over 25 years of experience in agricultural biotechnology business to the company. He held management positions at Bayer CropScience and BASF Plant Science.
Scientific founder Dr. Peter Verheesen has built more than 15 years expertise with the Agrobody® technology platform in diverse industrial settings.