CEO Pam Marrone will speak about the commercial challenges for bringing biopesticides to market and Formulation Group Leader, Dr. Pankaj Pathak will speak about the development of Grandevo WDG

DAVIS, CA – July 18, 2016 – Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc. (MBI), (NASDAQ: MBII), a leading provider of bio-based pest management and plant health products for the agriculture, turf and ornamental and water treatment markets, today announced that its CEO/Founder Dr. Pam Marrone and Formulations Group Leader Dr. Pankaj Pathak will speak at the Crops and Chemicals Conference taking place July 19 – 21, 2016 in Raleigh, North Carolina. Dr. Marrone’s presentation is scheduled for July 20th at 11:30 AM in the Biopesticide stream of the conference. Dr. Pathak’s presentation is scheduled at 4:30 PM in the combined Agrochemical Formulation and Biopesticide stream.

Dr. Marrone’s presentation is titled, “Commercial Challenges for Bringing Biopesticides to Market: What Does it Take to Survive?” As an invited speaker, leading a company that has commercialized five new active ingredient biopesticides, she was asked to speak on the following topics:

  • How have things changed over the past 10 years when it comes to commercializing biopesticides
  • Recent challenges – how to deal with an evolving marketplace
  • Realistic insight into the commercial world of biopesticides – what others may not tell you and what to expect along the way
  • The good and the bad: why stay in this industry?
  • Future vision and future goals to ensure new biopesticides reach the market

Dr. Pathak is speaking on a case study of development of Grandevo water dispersible (WDG) granule formulation, which includes:

  • What were the challenges with such a formulation: processing, stability, efficacy, dispersion and scale up
  • What solutions and technologies were tested to deal with challenges
  • Feedback and guidance for formulators working with this formulation type: lessons learned

About Marrone Bio Innovations
Smart. Natural. Solutions.

Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc. (NASDAQ: MBII) strives to lead the movement to a more sustainable world through the discovery, development and promotion of biological products for pest management and plant health. Our effective and environmentally responsible solutions help customers operate more sustainably while controlling pests, improving plant health, and increasing crop yields. We have four products for agriculture on the market (Regalia®, Grandevo®, Venerate® and Majestene®), and also distribute Bio-tam 2.0® for Isagro USA in the western U.S. MBI also markets Zequanox® for invasive mussels for water markets. We also have a proprietary discovery process, a rapid development platform, and a robust pipeline of pest management and plant health product candidates. At Marrone Bio Innovations we are dedicated to pioneering better biopesticides that support a better tomorrow for users around the globe. For more information, please visit

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