Research

FytoFend S.A. develops two research axes in parallel

1. Optimization of elicitor production
FytoFend runs a pilot plant and has a proven experience in oligosaccharide production. Processes are constantly optimized and quality control relies on up-to-date technologies (MALDI- ToF, HPLC-PAED, ELISA…).


2. Study of action mechanisms of elicitors

In collaboration with the University of Namur and several other research institutes, FytoFend studies plant’s defenses mechanisms. The goal is to increase the efficacy and the range of use of the elicitors. Techniques include transcriptomics and proteomics and cover in-lab bio-assays as well as field trials.