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Gates Foundation Grants $50M for New Insecticides

Mosquito (Germán Meyer)The Innovative Vector Control Consortium (IVCC) has received $50 million from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to continue work developing new insecticides for the control of insects like mosquitoes that transmit malaria, dengue, and other tropical diseases.

The five year grant will support new and ongoing projects to develop new active ingredients for insecticides and to complete IVCC’s portfolio of insecticide formulations and repurposing projects. IVCC was established in 2005 with an initial five-year grant the Gates Foundation.

The consortium has several projects underway involving active ingredients for insecticides as well new formulations. Companies involved in these projects include Bayer, DuPont, BASF, Sygenta, and Vestergaard. IVCC also developed a set of information systems and diagnostic tools to improve the use of insecticides.

Photo: Germán Meyer/Flickr

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