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Vestaron Appoints Juan Estupinan as Interim CEO
February 2024
Personnel

Juan Estupinan, chief financial officer (CFO) with Vestaron Corporation, has been named the company’s interim CEO and president. Estupinan replaces Anna Rath as CEO. Estupinan […]

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Vestaron Bioinsecticide Enters European market via Emergency Use Authorization in Greece
February 2024
Company News

Vestaron Corporation has been granted an article 53 Emergency Authorization to provide farmers in Greece with access to Spear LEP, a peptide-based insecticide that targets […]

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Vestaron Announces Strategic Collaboration with Bioinsectis
October 2023
Mergers, Acquisitions and Partnerships

Vestaron Corporation announced a research and development collaboration with Bioinsectis S.L., an innovator in developing novel biopesticides. In this partnership Vestaron and Bioinsectis will work […]

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Vestaron and CAP Join Forces to Enhance Portuguese Agriculture
October 2023
Company News

Vestaron Corporation and the Confederação dos Agricultores de Portugal (CAP), the national farmers' confederation of Portugal, announced a collaboration designed to help Portuguese producers implement […]

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Vestaron Submits Basin Flex Biopesticide in Europe
August 2023
Company News

Vestaron Corporation announced the submission of its second biopesticide, Basin Flex, for registration in Europe through the Dutch Board for the Authorization of Plant Protection […]

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Impello Biosciences has New COO
May 2023
Personnel

Steven Hartmeier has joined Colorado-based Impello Biosciences as chief operating officer. In his new role, Hartmeier will be responsible for working with all key Impello […]

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Vestaron Expands its Biocontrol Offering
March 2023
Company News

Vestaron has expanded its peptide-based biocontrol offering with the launch of Spear RC, a liquid formulation aimed at the row crop market.  The biological insecticide […]

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Sarah Fox Joins Vestaron
February 2023
Personnel

Sarah Fox has joined Vestaron as its first vice president of sustainability. Fox will lead the company’s sustainability strategy and initiatives, aimed at promoting sustainable […]

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Matt Orr Joins Vestaron
October 2022
Personnel

Matt Orr has joined Vestaron as VP, regulatory affairs. Orr will be responsible for the strategy and execution of the company’s regulatory strategy, all domestic […]

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Vestaron Announces Addition of $10M in Series C Funding, Adding Grosvenor
September 2022
Company News

Vestaron announced the addition of $10M to its Series C fundraising, adding Grosvenor Food & AgTech as an additional investor, bringing the total raise to […]

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Vestaron Leadership Changes Include Juan Estupinan, Dawn de los Santos and Jeff Tuckis
June 2022
Personnel

Vestaron announced three new additions to the leadership team: Juan Estupinan as chief financial officer, Dawn de los Santos as VP people, and Jeff Tuckis […]

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Vestaron Announces Closing of Series C Fundraising Efforts at $82M
May 2022
Company News

Vestaron announced the official closing of the Series C fundraising efforts at $82M as of May 12, 2022. Lead investors include Ordway Selections and Cavallo […]

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Vestaron Announces Plant Products to be Exclusive Distributor Greenhouse Products in Canada
December 2021
Mergers, Acquisitions and Partnerships

Vestaron Corporation announced that Plant Products Inc., based in Leamington, Ontario, will be the exclusive distributor for the company’s greenhouse products in Canada. Distribution will […]

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Vestaron Bioinsecticide SPEAR-Lep Approved for Growers in Mexico
December 2021
Company News

Vestaron’s bioinsecticide SPEAR-Lep has been approved for growers in Mexico. SPEAR-Lep targets lepidopteran pests such as caterpillars, loopers and “worms” with its mode of action […]

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Randy C. Papadellis New Chairperson of the Vestaron Board of Directors
September 2021
Personnel

Randy C. Papadellis has been named as chairperson of the Vestaron board of directors. He is former president and chief executive officer with Ocean Spray […]

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Vestaron Names Kira Bennett Sappington Director of Sales and Andy Schenk Joins Sales Team
June 2021
Personnel

Kira Bennett Sappington has been named director of sales for Vestaron’s commercial team. Sappington came to Vestaron from Corteva in July of 2019 as Vestaron’s […]

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Vestaron Partners with Bee Friendly Farming to Protect Honeybees
April 2021
Mergers, Acquisitions and Partnerships

Vestaron is partnering with Bee Friendly Farming (BFF) to promote and protect honeybees and their role as agricultural pollinators. The BFF program enables farmers to […]

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Vestaron Submits BASIN to EPA
April 2021
Company News

Vestaron has submitted the product BASIN to the US Environmental Protection Agency. Like its first introduction SPEAR, BASIN is active on the nicotinic acetylcholine receptor […]

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Vestaron Announces $18 Million in Series B-1 Financing
February 2021
Company News

Vestaron announced $18 million in Series B-1 financing, led by Northpond Ventures. Northpond and additional new investor, Cavallo Ventures, the venture arm of Wilbur-Ellis, join […]

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Vestaron Names Jason Noel Vice President of Operations
December 2020
Personnel

Vestaron Corp. has named Jason Noel as vice president of operations. Noel joined Vestaron in September 2019 as the fermentation subject matter expert for the […]

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CommoditAg Adds Vestaron to Supplier Network
September 2020
Company News

CommoditAg, an online retailer of farm products, has added Vestaron to its supplier network. The partnership allows CommoditAg to offer growers bioinsecticides for fruits, vegetables […]

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Wilbur-Ellis Enters Distribution Agreement with Vestaron
May 2020
Mergers, Acquisitions and Partnerships

Wilbur-Ellis has entered into a distribution agreement with Vestaron Corporation to semi-exclusively distribute Spear-Lep, Vestaron’s peptide-based bioinsecticide for broad spectrum lepidopteran control on tree fruit, […]

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Vestaron Registers Leprotec Btk in California
April 2020
Company News

With its recent California state registration, Vestaron Corporation’s Leprotec Btk bioinsecticide (Bacillus thuringiensis ssp. kurstaki) is now registered in all 50 U.S. states. Leprotec is […]

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Vestaron Moves Corporate Headquarters to NC
November 2019
Company News

Vestaron Corporation has moved its corporate headquarters to Research Triangle Park in North Carolina, USA, to be closer to the pulse of the U.S. crop […]

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Scott Jackson PhD Joins Vestaron
November 2019
Personnel

Scott Jackson, PhD, has joined Vestaron Corporation as Director of Regulatory Affairs. Jackson brings more than 20 years of agricultural chemical background to Vestaron. As […]

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Vestaron Announces $40 Million Series B Financing
June 2019
Company News

Vestaron announces its $40 million Series B Financing, led by Novo Holdings A/S. Novo Holdings joins continuing investors Anterra Capital, Cultivian Sandbox, Open Prairie Ventures, and […]

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Jessica Vanhoy Joins Vestaron
May 2019
Personnel

Jessica Vanhoy joins Vestaron as Chief Financial Officer. Vanhoy has 20 years’ experience in accounting and finance, most recently as Director of Financial Planning and […]

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Anna Rath Chief Executive Officer Vestaron
April 2019
Executives Speak

Vestaron’s first peptide-based bioinsecticides were approved by the EPA in 2018.  How will these products change resistance management programs in the industry? SPEAR recently received […]

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Vestaron Appoints Sherry Mitchell as Director of Marketing
February 2019
Personnel

Vestaron announced the appointment of Sherry Mitchell as director of marketing. Mitchell most recently was North America director of communications for Nufarm Americas. She also has […]

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Vestaron Receives IRAC Approval for Spear
December 2018
Company News

The Insect Resistance Action Committee (IRAC) has approved a novel “nerve and muscular” mode-of-action code for Vestaron's Spear bioinsecticide. According to Bob Kennedy, Ph.D., Vestaron’s […]

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Vestaron Announces SPEAR has no Cross Resistance with Spinosad
December 2018
Company News

Vestaron announced that its SPEAR® peptide has no cross resistance with Spinosad. While both products target the same receptor class, the binding site differs. “The […]

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Vestaron Announces EPA Approval for Spear-Lep
October 2018
Regulatory

Vestaron has announced EPA approval of the second product in the Spear® family – Spear-Lep for control of lepidopteran pests for fruits, vegetables and other […]

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Vestaron appointed Ben Cicora Senior VP
October 2018
Personnel

Vestaron appointed Ben Cicora as Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. With more than fifteen years of commercial experience across large and small agricultural […]

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Vestaron Launches SPEAR-T
July 2018
Company News

Vestaron announced the launch of SPEAR-T bioinsecticide for greenhouse applications following final EPA approval of the manufacturing process. Based upon peptides found in spider venom, […]

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Vestaron Appoints Anna Rath CEO
July 2018
Personnel

Vestaron announced the appointment of Anna Rath as Chief Executive Officer. With over a decade of experience across multiple venture-backed ag-tech companies, Anna will lead […]

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Vestaron Announced the Death of John Sorenson CEO
March 2018
Personnel

Vestaron announced, with deep regret and great sadness, the death of John Sorenson, CEO. Under his dedicated leadership, as both a board member and CEO, […]

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Vestaron Makes 2018 Global Cleantech 100 List
February 2018
Company News

Vestaron Corporation announced it was named in the prestigious 2018 Global Cleantech 100, produced by CTG (Cleantech Group), whose research and events services keep its […]

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OHP Announces Partnership with Vestaron
March 2017
Mergers, Acquisitions and Partnerships

OHP, Inc. announced a new partnership with Vestaron Corporation of Kalamazoo, Michigan. Under the terms of the agreement effective immediately, OHP will market Spear™O, a […]

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Vestaron Hires Dr. Andy Renz
January 2017
Personnel

Vestaron Corporation has announced that technology acquisition and business development expert Dr. Andy Renz joins Vestaron’s Executive Team. Andy has more than a decade of […]

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Phyllom and Vestaron Extend Research Collaboration
September 2016
Company News

Phyllom BioProducts Corp. and Vestaron, Corp. announced they will extend their research collaboration first announced in August of 2014. The global need for novel insect […]

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Vestaron Announces Completion of Series D Financing
August 2016
Company News

Vestaron Corporation announced completion of an oversubscribed Series D round of financing totaling $18 million dollars. The Round was completely funded by existing investors in […]

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Announcing the Bernard Blum Award for Novel Biocontrol Solutions
June 2016
BNA - Breaking News Alert

IBMA is very proud to announce a unique opportunity to call for nominations from the industry for novel biocontrol solutions that will make an impact […]

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Vestaron Receives EPA Approval to Remove Bee Toxicity Warning
January 2016
Regulatory

Vestaron Corporation announced that it has received U.S. EPA approval to delete the bee toxicity warning statement from its SPEAR™ Biopesticide label following a review. […]

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Dr. John Sorenson CEO Vestaron
January 2016
Executives Speak

There were thirteen entries for the inaugural Bernard Blum award launched at ABIM in October. Vestaron was chosen as the winner for its Spear product […]

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Vestaron Wins Inaugural Bernard Blum Award
November 2015
Special Feature

The US company Vestaron Corporation is the winner of the inaugural Bernard Blum Award. The award ceremony took place on Monday 19th October in Basel, […]

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Bernard Blum Award Goes to Vestaron
October 2015
BNA - Breaking News Alert

The US company Vestaron Corporation is the winner of the inaugural Bernard Blum Award. The award ceremony took place on Monday 19th October in Basel, […]

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Vestaron Registers SPEAR in California
July 2015
Company News

Vestaron Corporation announced that its VST- 006330-EP biopesticide has received a product registration and master label from California's Department of Pesticide Regulation. This follows last […]

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Vestaron Receives Expanded EPA Registration for Spear
May 2015
Regulatory

Vestaron has received expanded EPA registration for its biological insect control products. These bioinsecticides, which are derived from newly discovered naturally, occurring peptides, will be […]

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