Dow AgroSciences Develops Technology to Test for Counterfeit Spinosyn Products

Dow Logo3Dow AgroSciences LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company, has developed a procedure to “ensure the integrity of its spinosyn insecticides products.”

The company’s new proprietary forensic technology enables its scientists to quickly determine a sample’s “fingerprint,” essentially the origin of the production strain used in the fermentation process, according to a release from the company.

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“Protecting the integrity of our products is important to helping farmers do the necessary work of raising food for the growing world,” says Santosh Mangalam, global business leader, Insecticides, Dow AgroSciences.  “Our ability to detect and identify the origin of the production strains via proprietary molecular forensic methods is a scientific achievement that translates into value for our customers and reinforces their confidence in our products.”

Read more about the technology here.