ProJini Agchem is developing novel agchem solutions based on new types of molecular targets: protein-protein interactions. While such interactions are at the core of any organism, it is very challenging to develop inhibitors for such systems via conventional approaches due to their spatial and chemical characteristics. The platform leverages a combination of computational-biophysical methods to confront this significant challenge. ProJini Agchem received an exclusive license to use this platform to develop novel pesticides with new modes of action.
The demand for more sustainable, safer and cleaner farming methods is coming from consumers, environmentalists, regulators and even the agrochemical industry itself, which brings in a sum of almost $60 billion a year. Most pesticides used today are inaccurate, less effective due to resistance and cause wide peripheral damage. The pesticide market needs change and innovation, as no new formulations have been produced in decades.