FLAVOCIDE is a nature identical β-triketone molecule produced by synthetic chemical means. It is patented worldwide by Bio-Gene as an insecticide. It has demonstrated activity against a range of insect pests.

Bio-Gene has successfully developed chemical synthesis methods for producing FLAVOCIDE which provide for significantly increased production yield compared with extraction from plant materials. The product has been initially formulated as an emulsion in water (EW) for use in a range of agricultural and public health applications.

From data generated by Bio-Gene to date FLAVOCIDE has a unique mode of action. This attribute is of extreme importance as it could provide a means for addressing the exponentially increasing problem of insecticide resistance to the existing classes of insecticides.

Insectcide resistance is now a major problem impacting a number of agricultural and public health markets. In particular the development of resistance to pyrethroids by major mosquito pests is a significant problem in vector-borne disease control programs around the world.

Testing of FLAVOCIDE has been undertaken by both government research laboratories as well as by commercial collaborators, including significant multi-national companies involved in insect control products in a number of important market segments. Current programs include testing against pests of agricultural field crops, ectoparasite control in animal health, and control of public health pests.