Aphea.Bio was founded in 2017 as a spin-off of the VIB and its partner universities UGent and KU Leuven and has raised about 10 million US$ in funding. The company can count on a solid scientific team of 22 people and strong leadership team with many years of experience in science and business.
Aphea.Bio’s mission is “Applied Nature for better Agriculture” and develops new and superior agricultural biologicals. We concentrate on products that help reduce fertilizer application (biostimulants) and control fungal diseases (biocontrol agents) sustainably in maize and wheat.
“We are delighted to join the Phytobiomes Alliance. We both share the same passion of using science and technology to develop microbial based solutions for sustainable agriculture. It’s a great opportunity for us to be part of a unique group of academic and industry experts knowledgeable in the field of microbiomes.”
Isabel Vercauteren, Aphea.Bio CEO