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AgroSavfe was founded in 2013 as a spin-off from VIB (Flanders Institute for Biotechnology) and VUB based on years of research in the laboratory of Prof. Jan Steyaert focusing on applications of single domain antibodies in agriculture. In 2020 AgroSavfe changed its name to Biotalys.
The company employs its proprietary Agrobody™ technology platform to develop superior crop protection products, based on active ingredients with proven efficacy, in combination with Agrobodies™ as formulation agents.
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 easy and cost-effective to manufacture and are intrinsically very stable.
Agrobodies™ directed against crop produce, leaves, seeds, pests or particular structures thereof enable targeted delivery and retention of the active ingredient at or near its site of action. Targeted delivery and improved retention of Agrobody™-based crop protection products allow for reduced application dosage and for extended performance with reduced application frequencies.



2013: AgroSavfe founded and laboratories fully operational in the Bio-incubator
2013: €1.9 mio grant from IWT
2013: nominated on short list Agrow Awards ‘Best Formulation Innovation’
2016: €7.8 mio in a Series B financing
2017: extends Series B to €11 mio
2019: AgroSavfe raises €35m

2019: AgroSavfe changes name to Biotalys
2020: Biotalys second closing of €45 million Series C financing round

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Patrice Sellès, CEO

VIB BioIncubator Ghent
Technologiepark-Zwijnaarde 94
B-9052 Ghent

[T] +32 (0)9 261 06 90