Certis Bolsters Biopesticide Business Portfolio with Acquisition

Biotechnology company Certis USA has acquired 100% of the shares of biopesticide developer and manufacturer LAM International.

Among LAM International’s portfolio of products are Botanigard and Mycotrol, plus a pipeline of newly registered products and others currently under registration and development. In addition, LAM also has a state-of-the-art solid fermentation production facility that complements the Certis USA liquid fermentation production facility in Wasco, CA.

LAM will continue to operate as a subsidiary of Certis USA. Luis A. Mazariegos, Ph.D., Founder and CEO of LAM International, will become a consultant for Certis.

Jow-Lih Su, Ph.D., CEO of Certis USA, stated, “The addition of the LAM solid fermentation production facility significantly expands Certis USA’s capabilities for biological product development. Having both solid and liquid fermentation technology platforms allows us to commercialize more new and innovative biological pest control products worldwide.”

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