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Certis USA L.L.C.

9145 Guilford Road, Suite 175
Columbia, MD 21046, USA

Category: Agricultural/Environmental

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Certis USA is involved in the development of biological pesticides and is a manufacturer and distributor of biopesticides. The company specializes in: Biological product development, from screening to formulation to field development, manufacturing: fermentation and formulation, Global registrations for biological products and Global sales channels. The company traces its roots to some of the early leaders in the development of biological and botanical pesticides, beginning with the formation of Thermo Trilogy in 1996 and the acquisition of neem technologies from W.R. Grace. In 2001, Mitsui & Co., acquired Thermo Trilogy and renamed it Certis USA LLC. Within Mitsui's AgriScience Division, Certis USA is positioned as the global competence center for biological control technologies.

Certis USA's core technologies include: Neem extracts (azadirachtin and clarified hydrophobic extract of neem oil), Bacillus thuringiensis bioinsecticides, Baculovirus technologies, Pathogenic and pesticidal fungi technologies.

Certis USA's markets include: Agriculture, Turf, Nursery and Greenhouse, Home and Garden. The company through marketing agreements, shares its sales and technical team with key companies to supply and distribute their products. CYD-X® insecticidal virus is used to control codling moth on apples and controls the pest in walnuts. SoilGard® microbial fungicide keeps nursery soils disease free and growers use it to clean post-harvest soils before planting a second crop. The company has grown by identifying and acquiring products that complement its product line. These include baculovirus products acquired from Biosys in 1997 and Bt bioinsecticide products acquired from Novartis in 1997 and Ecogen in 2002. the company's product brands include its granulovirus products CYD-X® codling moth virus, Gemstar® corn earworm virus, and Spod-X® beet armyworm virus; as well as Agree®, Crymax®, Deliver® and Javelin® Bt bioinsecticides; Azatin®, Neemazad® and Neemix® botanical insect growth regulators; Trilogy® botanical fungicide/miticide; SoilGard® microbial fungicide; MeloCon® bionematicide; Basamid® granular soil fumigant; SCREEN Duo(TM) Heat Stress Management for Plants; DES-X(TM) insecticidal soap concentrate; Cueva(TM) liquid copper fungicide concentrate; Seduce(TM) insecticidal bait; Sluggo® slug and snail bait (Eastern markets only); and Final-San(TM)-O herbicidal concentrate.