Pesticide resistance is the result of decades of repeated use of the same class of pesticides. Resistant strains are difficult to control and lead to more frequent applications of the pesticide with a subsequent high economic and environmental cost.
Pangaea is the unique licensee of a patented technology developed by Rothamsted Research which allows to overcome resistance to conventional active substances. The technology acts by temporarily blocking the detoxification mechanisms of the target pest, making it vulnerable to the active ingredient. Interestingly, detoxification systems are highly conserved among organisms. This theoretically permits to apply this technology to pests from different systematic groups.
Pangaea is applying its technology to insect, weed, fungus and vector control. While some projects have already reached the market, many others are undergoing different development phases.