BSI wins Best Biotech Startup Business of the Year 2022 Award
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BSI wins Best Biotech Startup Business of the Year 2022 Award

Botanical Solutions Inc. received the award this May for its new biofungicide, Quillibrium.

Botanical Solution Inc. (BSI), an innovator of sustainable, consistent and cost-effective Advanced Botanical Materials (ABM) for agricultural and pharmaceutical applications, has won the Best Biotech Startup Business of the Year 2022 Award from the World BioProtection Forum. This award was presented to Diego Ibanez, BSI's CFO, at a gala award dinner and ceremony held on May 23 in Birmingham, UK.

An international panel of 20 senior agricultural executives and research scientists evaluated dozens of successful projects based on a point system. The judges’ collective decision to award this honor to BSI was based on the company’s discovery, field-testing and successful commercialization of its new biofungicide Quillibrium for fruit and vegetable growers worldwide.

BSI discovered that extracts of a tissue cultured tree native to Chile, the Quillaja saponaria, produce a powerful biofungicide that protects a wide variety of fruits and vegetables against a broad spectrum of plant diseases.

For fruit and vegetable growers, BSI’s discovery has been commercialized into a highly efficacious biofungicide known as Quillibrium. Quillibrium is being used successfully throughout Chile, Peru and Mexico on a wide variety of fruits and vegetables through its distributor Syngenta. Quillibrium awaits EPA approval in the US, and will soon initiate registration in additional countries to expand its global footprint. 

“The BSI team is honored to receive the Best Biotech Startup of the Year Award from the World BioProtection Forum,” said Gastón Salinas, BSI CEO. “BSI is building strong foundations to deliver the world’s most advanced botanical biopesticides for fruit and vegetable growers everywhere, starting with Quillibrium.”

BSI was also a finalist for the Most Innovative Research Project and the Best Collaboration of the Year for its partnership with Syngenta.