Valent BioSciences is a worldwide leader in the research, development and commercialization of biorational products for the agricultural, public health and forest health markets. With sales in an estimated 100 countries around the world, Valent BioSciences is renowned for its innovation, best-in-class Quality in Manufacturing, product performance and consistency, and fully developed portfolio of sustainable solutions. Valent BioSciences'? offerings include a wide range of proprietary and environmentally compatible bioinsecticides that provide a strong and measurable return on investment. The portfolio includes biofungicides, bionematicides, mychorrhizal fungi, preharvest coatings and plant growth regulators used in sustainable systems around the world. Biorationals are substances typically derived from biological origins and include biological pesticides as well as products used for enhanced plant physiology, crop stress management, harvest management and root growth management. They are typified as being highly specific in their activity and as low impact products that deliver distinct economic, environmental, worker safety and health benefits. An ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System-certified company, the majority of our products are manufactured using proprietary fermentation processes and post-fermentation product recovery techniques rooted in pharmaceutical manufacturing, techniques that Valent BioSciences perfected over more than 50 years. Valent BioSciences is a clear leader in the development of intellectual property related to biorationals. Our R&D personnel are skilled and respected as leaders in the area of plant science with extensive expertise in the discovery of new technologies, the development of natural products, the optimization of the fermentation process and the development of new formulations. The Valent BioSciences team works in close collaboration with its parent, Sumitomo Chemical Company, and affiliate companies around the world.