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Bayer and Kimitec announce partnership to supply biologicals to growers worldwide

As part of a global agreement, both companies will become key partners to advance and establish biological solutions derived from natural sources.

February 2, 2023  By Bayer

(Source: Bayer)

Bayer and Kimitec have announced a new strategic partnership focused on accelerating the development and commercialization of biological crop protection solutions and biostimulants.

Kimitec operates the MAAVi Innovation Center, Europe’s largest biotechnological innovation hub with 15 years of experience in the research and discovery of natural molecules and compounds for agriculture and food sectors, to provide farmers and growers with all types of natural agricultural products. By leveraging Bayer’s product development with Kimitec’s discovery capabilities, biological product development will be accelerated to build integrated crop management solutions that can scale and develop through Bayer’s global infrastructure backbone. This includes field testing, product support, and commercialization.

“Bayer is committed to providing growers with the benefits of biological solutions as part of an integrated crop management system backed by our leading traits, crop protection products, and digital tools,” says Dr. Robert Reiter, head of R&D for Bayer’s crop division. “Every farmer can benefit from biologicals, from seed treatment to pest control, and Bayer will be bringing together systems of solutions to provide more value by providing farmers greater flexibility.”


With this agreement, Kimitec becomes a key partner for the acceleration of Bayer’s pipeline of biologicals. As a world leader in biologicals R&D, Kimitec’s MAAVi Innovation Center will provide its expertise and its unique disruptive technology, including AI as an enabler of faster time-to-results. This will fuel Bayer’s ability to market the next generation of biological solutions.

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