Semiosbio gains Canadian govt investment
The Canadian pheromone technology company, Semiosbio Technologies (Vancouver, British Columbia), has received a Can$2.8 million (US$2.8 million) investment from the Canadian government organisation, Sustainable Development Technology Canada. The company will use the funds to demonstrate its technology for the control of oriental fruit moths ( Grapholita molesta) and codling moths ( Cydia pomonella) in Canadian orchards. Semiosbio has developed a system comprised of mating-disrupting pheromones and automated monitoring equipment to apply pheromones and measure their efficacy. The system allows users to perform real-time monitoring, quantify pests, control pheromone dispersion and collect other data, the company notes.