Evolution Biotechnologies is working to expand biological control from its successful application within agriculture, bringing this to the control of medically important targets.
Biological control is an environmentally friendly approach using natural agents. These are highly specific, reducing any side effects. They are applied in small doses and spread naturally, producing long-lasting and sustainable effects.
Initial targets include:
- The house dust mite, the major cause of asthma, with very limited control options
- The bedbug, a resurgent infestation whose bites can cause strong allergic reaction
Operating from its base at Colworth Park, the company is addressing worldwide issues with projected markets exceeding £1 billion per annum.