Bee Vectoring Technologies (TSXV:BEE) has announced it has received two new patent approvals. As quoted in the press release: Chile Patent No. 53.259: Represents the first patent secured by the Company in South America Japan Patent No. 6066496: Represents the first patent secured in Japan, and strengthens the Asian patent portfolio which already includes a … Continued
Bee Vectoring Technologies (TSXV:BEE) has announced it has received two new patent approvals.
As quoted in the press release:
- Chile Patent No. 53.259: Represents the first patent secured by the Company in South America
- Japan Patent No. 6066496: Represents the first patent secured in Japan, and strengthens the Asian patent portfolio which already includes a previously approved patent in China
BVT CEO, Ashish Malik said “These patent approvals are important milestones for the company as Chile and Japan are significant anchor countries for the agricultural markets of South America and Asia respectively. The crop protection market in Chile and Japan combined is estimated to be US$2.7 billion. In particular, fruit and vegetable crops make up a very significant portion of both the Chilean and Japanese markets, and both are amongst the largest markets in the world. Securing patents in North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia allows us to pursue the global market opportunity that exists for crop protection with confidence and helps ensure our approach of being first to market with our proprietary solutions.”
Malik added “With these patents secured, BVT safeguards our competitive advantage and allows us to further our business development discussions with potential partners who are showing interest in working with us to introduce our system to growers worldwide. Many partners have a strong preference in working only with proprietary and patent-protected technologies. As we move through the commercialization process, these partners will be critical to our success in these markets and provide scalability quickly and efficiently.”
BVT’s technology described in these patents includes a specialist apparatus for the treatment of plants with inoculants and control agents to manage diverse diseases and pests and enhance the yield and quality of crops. The inoculants and control agents are housed in proprietary removable trays within a dispenser system that is incorporated in the lid of commercial bumble bee hives.
The bumblebees pick up the inoculant on their way out of the hive and deliver the treatment to the plant in a very targeted and sustainable way.