FYTOFEND S.A. DEVELOPS ITS RESEARCH ACTIVITIES THROUGH TWO PARALLEL AXES
OPTIMIZATION OF ELICITOR PRODUCTION
In addition to its industrial facilities, FytoFend has a pilot unit and a proven expertise in oligosacchardies production. The processes are constantly optimized and quality control relies on up-to-date technologies (NMR, Maldi-ToF, HPLC-PAED, ELISA,…)
STUDY OF THE MECHANISMS OF ACTION OF ELICITORS
In collaboration with the University of Namur and several other research institutes, FytoFend studies the induction of plant defense mechanisms. The goal is to increase the efficacy and the range of use of its elicitors. Tehcniques include, among others, transcriptomics, protemocs and GC-MS for laboratory bio-assays as well as efficacy trials under greenhouse and in field.