ConidioTec brings Aprehend to European market


October 25, 2023

Photo: ConidioTec

Andermatt Biocontrol Suisse, the Swiss-based Andermatt Group subsidiary, partnered with ConidioTec to introduce Aprehend biopesticide for the control and prevention of bed bugs in the European market.

Aprehend is a fungal biopesticide based on an oil formulation of Beauveria bassiana, a natural fungal disease of insects.

Aprehend is registered in the U.S. and Canada and has rapidly become a go-to product for pest management professionals (PMPs) to control and prevent bed bug infestations in North America. Andermatt Biocontrol Suisse will formulate Aprehend with a highly effective B. bassiana strain of the South African sister company Andermatt PHP and will undertake biocide registration for the EU.

“Bringing an established microbial solution for bed bugs in North America to the European market is crucial for PMPs tackling the increasing bed bug problem in Europe,” Andermatt Biocontrol Suisse CEO Martin Günter said in the news release. “We are pleased about this partnership with CondioTec and this opportunity to extend our portfolio of biocide solutions. The Andermatt network is looking forward to developing its reach into this market.”

“This is a tremendous opportunity to provide our proven bed bug treatment, Aprehend, to the European market alongside an established biological products leader such as Andermatt Biocontrol Suisse. We think this is a winning combination of expertise for a successful launch,” said Don McCandless, CEO of ConidioTec.

About Andermatt Biocontrol Suisse AG

Andermatt Biocontrol Suisse AG is the Swiss subsidiary of the Andermatt Group AG. For 35 years, Andermatt Biocontrol Suisse has invested in a broad portfolio to allow sustainable plant protection and biocide management. It was the first to develop a baculovirus-based plant protection product and continues to develop biological alternatives in agriculture and biocides. Andermatt Group AG is developing and offering biological solutions with the goal of enabling healthy food production. Andermatt has a broad portfolio of biological products, including bioinsecticdes, biofungicides, biological biocides, biostimulants, seed treatment and health products.

About ConidioTec

ConidioTec is a privately held company based in Centre Hall, Pa. Its initial product, Aprehend, was launched in 2017 based on technology licensed from Pennsylvania State University. Aprehend is now sold throughout the U.S. and Canada and is increasingly relied on for challenging infestations in residences, multi-unit housing, rental properties, long-term care facilities and commercial properties.


About the Author

Ellen Wagner is a former digital editor for PMP magazine.

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