Our Proprietary Discovery Platform

Micropeptides are the the answer to developing the next generation of efficient and sustainable solutions for crop protection and crop stimulation.

From a technical perspective, the challenge is to rapidly find the best micropeptide sequences that combine great efficacy, good stability, and great manufacturing potential. Our proprietary discovery platform enables us to do just that by combining the powers of computational biology, bioproduction and delivery and formulation science.

Computational Biology

Finding the needle in the haystack

Micropeptides are natural molecules encoded in plant genomes. They are made of about 10 to 30 amino-acids, the natural building blocks of life. There are exactly 20 different natural amino-acids, which give about 10 trillion different combinations possible to make 10 amino-acids long peptides. 

Our platform leverages the power of computational biology and artificial intelligence to rapidly browse genomes and identify potential micropeptides sequence candidates. Our algorithms then help us select and prioritise candidates according to our predefined set of criteria. 

This enables us to narrow down the number of candidates from trillions to just a few hundred which are then screened in our internal efficacy assays.


Making micropeptides affordable for farmers

Small 10 amino-acid long peptides are already widely used in pharmaceuticals or cosmetics. Companies usually rely on chemical synthesis for those applications, with hundreds of euros per gram on average. That may be fine for drugs or beauty creams, but not for farmers’ budgets. 

Our platform leverages the power of bioengineering to manufacture micropeptides at scale with a 100x improvement in cost compared to chemical synthesis. We start from the same bacterial production system already used to produce food-grade enzymes but adapted it to the specificities of small peptides. Our patented bioproduction system enables us to select the best micropeptide candidates based on their production yield potential. That’s how we select the ones that will be compatible with farmers’ budgets.

Delivery & Formulation

Making micropeptides solutions easy to use at very low dose

Micropeptides can be effective at 1/10th to 1/100th of the doses used with some conventional chemicals. But, each peptide molecule needs to overcome the multiple challenges that can occur between the production facility and the targeted plant cells. Each molecule needs to be stable enough to withstand storage conditions and exposure to other biological organisms and have good penetrability properties to rapidly reach its target once sprayed on leaves or put in soil. Being 10-20x smaller than regular proteins and RNA, micropeptides already have a natural advantage in terms of penetrability.
Our platform leverages analytical and formulation technologies to select micropeptide candidates with the best stability and penetrability properties and turn them into easy-to-use, reliable products that farmers can spray on their crops.

Product Pipeline

Our R&D efforts focus on two main programs: disease control (biofungicide) and weed control (bioherbicide). Our micropeptide candidates are progressing in our pipeline across different stage-gates from research to end of development and commercialization.

Research & Development

We are already on our journey to revolutionising the future of food. Our Pipeline below illustrates where we are and where we’re headed.

  • Lead Identification 1
  • Lead Exploration 2
  • Lead Optimization 3
  • Lead Validation 4
  • Product
  • Regulatory 6
  • Pre-Launch 7

Disease Control

Micropeptides-based Biofungicide Products

  • MPD-01


    Mode of action

    Fungal growth control

    Targets :

    • Soybean - Asian Soybean Rust
    • Grape - Mildew
    • Others
  • MPD-02


    Mode of action

    Plant immune response

    Targets :

    • Soybean - Asian Soybean Rust

Weed Control

Micropeptides-based Bioherbicide Products

  • MPW-01


    Mode of action

    Selective growth inhibition / resistance breaker

    Targets :

    • Resistant broadleaf weeds species
  • MPW-02


    Mode of action

    Selective growth inhibition / resistance breaker

    Targets :

    • Resistant grass weed species

Lets work together ?

We are expanding our network of leading international partners covering all necessary aspects of our work, from discovery to production to trials to marketing and commercialization. Please contact us to join our mission to help build a more sustainable agriculture