Qcide™ is a natural oil product containing tasmanone as the active constituent and extracted from the leaves of a rare cultivar of an Australian eucalypt, the Gympie Messmate (Eucalyptus cloeziana), that is being grown in plantation farming systems by sub-contractors to Bio-Gene.

Bio-Gene has access to Australia’s leading plant scientists, research universities, and skilled individuals to ensure the highest world standards are applied in further development of plant propagation, harvesting, chemistry and extraction protocols for Qcide oil.

Qcide development is focused on natural insect control and shows potential in a range of applications including as a replacement for and/or in combination with existing insecticides in consumer products applications and organic agriculture.