Vestaron Corporation is developing a new generation of insecticides derived from peptides produced by spiders. These peptides are potent insecticides, yet are environmentally benign, making them ideally suited for the environmentally conscious, twenty-first century. More than 50 unique insecticidal spider peptides with novel sites of action have been identified and are being exploited. This patented technology is exclusively licensed to Vestaron.
Target markets include agriculture, animal health and specialty non-crop uses such as household insects and commercial pest control. Because spider peptides have broad insecticidal properties, each product developed by Vestaron will likely have applications in more than one market segment, greatly expanding the market potential for Vestaron products.