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Patrice Sellès, CEO of the Hugely Innovative Biotalys Business. Creating Food Security with Cutting Edge Biocontrol’s
Episode 11315th June 2022 • Beanstalk Global • Max MacGillivray
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You have to break new ground to sustainably produce safe, healthy food. That is what Patrice and his colleagues have created with their innovative, proprietary technology platform. They have turned the chemical rule book upside down and literally gone back to basics.

Their cutting-edge protein-based biocontrols effectively protect crops against plant pests and diseases, while keeping the environment, farmer and consumer safe. They address the entire food life cycle, extending protection from farm to fork.

Patrice Sellès, CEO of Biotalys and veteran international ag exec, is adamant that the industry needs to create a safer, more sustainable food chain. Patrice has over 20 years of experience in the Ag and Food Tech Industry across various countries, including the USA and Switzerland.

Prior to joining Biotalys in July 2019, he held a number of leadership roles at Syngenta, including developing the science and technology strategy as well as deploying a technology acquisition team to establish strategic partnerships and licensing agreements in Crop Protection, Biologicals and Biotechnology. Prior to that, he was an investment manager at Life Science Partners Bioventures in Cambridge (MA, USA) where he led multiple investment deals in the Food and Ag Tech ecosystem and joined the Board of Directors of three portfolio companies. Patrice started his career in scientific management roles in various industries bringing chemical ingredients from early stage discovery to development and scale-up. He is a chemical engineer and received his PhD in organic chemistry from the University Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France.