American Chemical Society
Solito Sumulong, AgriThority® Product Development & Regulatory Senior Manager, attended the American Chemical Society (ACS) conference in Chicago to engage with experts on the topic “Sustainability in a Changing World.” Three trends emerged.
Testing and models for environmental effects, typically for mature chemical pesticides, is critical for new products. However, companies trying to reformulate for better efficacy and reduced environmental effects and companies making merger and acquisition decisions for more mature technologies need extensive field testing, analytics, regulatory and due diligence services. Current regulatory and application technology trends in the agrochemical space make the argument for safer and more efficacious agrochemical applications and force mature technologies forced to play “defense” against those trends.
Spray drift and other application outcomes like efficacy, product stability, ease of application, and safety are linked to formulation and application technology factors. Recent developments in phytoglycogen based materials like emulsifiers, solubilizers or vaccine adjuvants demonstrate a broad range of technological applications in this field. Inclusion in food science and pharmaceutical fields demonstrates value in the agrochemical market and in knocking down commercial barriers.
The Future of the industry is strong with many post-doctoral students in attendance. Young scientists have a vast intellectual knowledge base and a fresh perspective. These trained chemists want to develop a deeper understanding of the agrotechnology marketplace to advance technologies to market.
As the agriculture industry continues to evolve, many different sectors and perspectives will continue to come together to address the opportunities on the horizon. Forward-thinking agriculture experts with deep scientific experience are the core of AgriThority®. As an independent global technical and strategic resource, we focus on exploring potential, expanding market access and evolving production for greater food security and sustainability. When your Research is ready for Development, turn to AgriThority for scientific business, market and product expertise.
Solito Sumulong contributes to the ACS in many ways. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the AGRO Division, chair of the AGRO Division Lunch and Learn Webinar Series Committee, co-chair of the session: From Colloids to Drift Effect: Bridging Formulations to Fields, which was a session on how formulation, application technology, and field effects are all tied together and a panelist at the AGRO Division’s Student and Post-Doc Luncheon as a representative of consulting companies.