Press releases

Bionema launches BioProtection training courses 

Bionema, a UK based BioProtection (Biopesticide) technology developer, has launched digital, classroom and bespoke training courses to educate end-users, distributors and consultants on the effective use of BioProtection products as an alternative to chemical pest control. BioProtection products are being developed and used across the world to ensure safe and sustainable agricultural. However, many end users are not fully familiar with the effective use of biocontrol agents – such as nematodes fungi, bacteria, viruses and beneficial insects and need a...

Investment in BioProtection to increase organic food production

Bionema Ltd, a leading UK-based biopesticide technology developer, is working on effective, eco-friendly solutions to reduce the chemical residue on crops and increase organic food production. However, founder and CEO Dr Minshad Ansari is concerned that, although there are many products in development, the limited number of BioProtection products currently registered for use in the UK and the EU is not fulfilling the current demand in the agriculture, horticulture, sport turf and forestry sectors. “The recent EU commitment to...

Bionema secures Innovate UK grant

Bionema Ltd, a leading UK-based biotechnology company, has received a grant from Innovate UK to support the company’s continual development of its bioinsecticide microencapsulation formulation, which delivers an effective alternative to chemical pesticides. This additional £98,000 Continuity Grant complements a initial £1.0 million in funding support from Innovate UK, the national funding agency that investing in science and research in the UK, and from the Welsh Government’s SMART Cymru. Dr Minshad Ansari, a world-leading biopesticide expert who leads Bionema’s research team,...

Bionema appoints Non Exec Chair

Bionema appoints Stephen Pearce as Non Exec Chair to support its continued growth and investment Bionema Ltd, a leading UK-based biopesticide technology developer, that specialises in chemical-free, biological crop protection for safe and sustainable agriculture, has announced the appointment of Stephen Pearce as Non-Executive Chair.   Steve has more than 25 years of global experience in the Pharma, Biotech and Life Science industries and has served in senior positions in both public and private equity-owned companies - where  the development and implementation...

Launch of Bionema White Paper

Bionema white paper explains how biopesticides can fill gaps in turf management left by banned chemical pesticides Bionema Ltd, a leading biopesticide technology developer, has released its first of a series of white papers explaining how biopesticides can control turf pests that are currently causing widespread devastation due to the recent banning of chemical pesticides. This first paper offers helpful advice to those that work in the turf and amenities sector. Dr. Minshad Ansari, CEO of Bionema releases Sports Turf and...

Bionema awarded grant

Bionema Ltd, a leading biotech company, has received a grant award from the Welsh Government’s SMART Cymru of £100,000 to further develop biopesticides that could help combat major plant pests and reduce the use of harmful pesticides. The £100,000 grant was awarded under the SMART Cymru scheme. Bionema is engaged in the research, development and commercialisation of innovative products which utilise natural microorganisms (insect-killing fungi, bacteria, nematodes) for the control of pest and disease of horticultural, turf amenity and forestry...

Pesticide Free By 2050?

Can Europe Be Pesticide-Free By 2050? With the ecological consequences of food production and agricultural practices coming under increased scrutiny, and being reassessed and remodelled, a leading biopesticide technology developer believes Europe can be free of its reliance upon toxic pesticides by 2050. Emerging advances in biopesticides and biostimulants – eco-friendly, nature-based alternatives to the harsh, chemical pesticides we have used for many decades to control pests & diseases and increase yield - are transforming the industry. And they are ushering...

Bionema raises £180,000

Bionema Ltd, a biotech company, announces the completion of £180,000 equity investment, led by private investors with co-investment from the Development Bank of Wales. The Swansea University based biotech company specialises in the development and sales of bio-pesticides in the agri-food sector. The investment will be used to develop innovative biopesticides that will significantly reduce the need for chemical pesticides in crop pest control. It is estimated that crop pests and pathogens cause more than £361.7 billion damage worldwide annually.  Bioinsecticide...

Bionema raises £500,000

Bionema Ltd, a biotech company, announces the completion of £500,000 equity investment, led by an overseas private investor with co-investment from the Development Bank of Wales, Swansea Innovations, Swansea University, and existing investors. The Swansea University Medical School’s Institute of Life Science based biotech company specialises in the development and sales of bio-pesticides in the agri-food sector. The investment will be used to develop organic pesticides that will reduce the use of chemical pesticide for crop pest control. It is estimated...