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We demonstrate, once again, the safety and quality of our products

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Futureco Bioscience has renewed the certification corresponding to the manufacture of fertilizers according to Annex I Royal Decree 506/2013, after carrying out the audit done by the organization of certification Bureau Veritas without nonconformities. This certification demonstrates that products: Defender Complex, Defender MZ, Vigoral Mol, Topcure, Bestcure, Bioradicante, Algaliv, Defender Ca, Ecormon, Frutaliv and Vitalem Forte, follow Regulation (EC) 2003/2003, of the European...
Certification in spanish and english approved by Bureau Veritas

Certification in spanish and english approved by Bureau Veritas

The most important agricultural exhibition in Colombia

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From 13 to 23 July, the city of Corferias hosts Agroexpo Colombia, the agricultural fair of greatest impact and magnitude of the country that is celebrated every two years. In this edition, Futureco Bioscience participates with its Colombian distributor Agropecuaria La Hacienda with its own stand in the innovation pavilion. The fair has, in fact, 20 pavilions and a complete agenda of activities of all the fields of agriculture, livestock and food, for professionals and visitors in family. The...
Stand in Agroexpo

Stand in Agroexpo

Agroexpo Exhibition

Agroexpo Exhibition

Excellence is a virtue that must be recognized by others

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Excellence, like identity, is certified by specialized organizations, we can not assign it ourselves. Although the Internet is full of articles on how to improve our reputation and digital identity, real reputation and identity must be verified by certified institutions and administration offices that give us our citizenship as our academic and professional credentials. As you enter Futureco Bioscience facilities, you can appreciate some painted murals with messages of its values, products and...
Wall of values of excellence and commitment to society and to the environment

Wall of values of excellence and commitment to society and to the environment

The corporate history of a leaf

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In business trips of our personnel to congresses, meetings and exhibitions, our interlocutors use to have doubts about the origin of Futureco Bioscience. They use to ask if we are a Canadian company. Our answer is Canada is a little far away from us, with an ocean in between and a little bit higher in latitude. The confusion is due to our corporate image, the logo of a leaf that looks as the one in the flag of that country. Although the leaf is related to our origin, is not the typical Canadian...
The

The "Ramblas", limited by two rows of plátano trees

Logo of FuturEco, 1997

Logo of FuturEco, 1997

Logo since 2007 with corporate image of some of Futureco Bioscience Departments

Logo since 2007 with corporate image of some of Futureco Bioscience Departments

Defender Active, the new range of deficiency correctors with biostimulant activity

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Today a new range of Futureco Bioscience products is launched publicly, during the XV New AG International Conference and Exhibition held in Berlin, as a result of an extensive research and development work. Futureco Bioscience has designed new formulations of deficiency correctors with biostimulant activity, based on microgranulated solids with a high concentration of essential micronutrients together with metabolites with biostimulant activity from fermentation of microorganisms already...
Development of Defender Active line products

Development of Defender Active line products

Gama Defender Active

Gama Defender Active

Futureco Bioscience has entered into an equity alliance with Sumi Agro Europe

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Futureco Bioscience S.A. has agreed to sell a minority stake to Sumi Agro Europe Ltd., SAE, a subsidiary company of the Japanese group Sumitomo Corporation, engaged in crop protection and marketing, in an attempt to attain strategic mutual growth. Futureco Bioscience, investigates, develops, manufactures and commercializes biostimulants, biofertilizers and biocontrol products for more than 20 years, and has been growing significantly for the last five years, expanding its supply worldwide in...
Shaking hands after the agreement, Wlodzimierz Wleklik. President and CEO of SAE, Rafael Juncosa, CEO of Futureco Bioscience and Kazuma Suzuki, COO SAE

Shaking hands after the agreement, Wlodzimierz Wleklik. President and CEO of SAE, Rafael Juncosa, CEO of Futureco Bioscience and Kazuma Suzuki, COO SAE

The formula of pleasure for work

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Chemical Engineer of the IQS, Victor Quero is Head of the Advanced Formulation Subunit of the R&D Department of Futureco Bioscience, where he develops laboratory-scale and semi-industrial prototypes of the products to be applied and tested in chamber, greenhouse and field. After an intense and tanned professional life, he chooses Futureco Bioscience as a great place to stay and lay the anchor, where he can perform his scientific restlessness, his baggage and share it with his R&D...
Víctor Quero

Víctor Quero

Seasons Greetings and Happy new 2017!

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As every year, from Futureco Bioscience we share a unique image willing the best for the next year that is just to come. We say goodbye to 2016 satisfied of having achieved great things. More registrations of products worldwide, more launches of new environmental friendly products, more markets in which we are present, more sales and more actions of social responsibility. This is the postcard with which we continue going forward, in part because as all in life, we never do it alone. Our...
2017 greeting in Spanish

2017 greeting in Spanish

2017 greeting in English

2017 greeting in English

2017 greeting in Catalan

2017 greeting in Catalan

Award to Aiplast for the packaging of Defender Active Mg

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Aiplast, supplier of bags and packaging of new solid formulation products of Futureco Bioscience, has been laureate with the second award of the National Flexography Competition of the Spanish Technical Association of Flexography -ATEF-, for the packaging of Defender Active Mg. This product is a Magnesium deficiency corrector for plants, within the supply of new generation products of Futureco Bioscience. This type of packaging is a commitment of Futureco Bioscience to reduce the...
Print awarded and bag of Defender Active Mg

Print awarded and bag of Defender Active Mg

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Aiplast, supplier of bags and packaging of new solid formulation products of Futureco Bioscience, has been laureate with the second award of the National Flexography Competition of the Spanish Technical Association of Flexography -ATEF-, for the packaging of Defender Active Mg. This product is a Magnesium deficiency corrector for plants, within the supply of new generation products of Futureco Bioscience. This type of packaging is a commitment of Futureco Bioscience to reduce the...

Bestcure® expands its use in the South African market

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Bestcure®, the biofungicide and biobactericide based on plant extracts with a unique formulation developed and manufactured by Futureco Bioscience, has extended the registration of its use against Xanthomonas in stone fruits (peaches, nectarines, apricots and plums). This use is added to the existing registered uses against Botrytis on grapes, and Xanthomonas and Alternaria on tomatoes. With South African registration number L8933, Bestcure® is commercially distributed since 2012 by...
Bestcure bottles for different markets

Bestcure bottles for different markets

Futureco renews its commitment to the UN Global Compact

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Futureco Bioscience has renewed this year its commitment to the UN Global Compact by presenting the 2015 Communication In Progress Report, regarding to its Corporate Social Responsibility. This report outlines the policies, indicators and actions taken and consolidated during 2015 regarding human rights, labor, environment and anticorruption rights. This year have been added some actions also in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), 12, 13 and 15. In addition to signing the...
UN Global Development Goals

UN Global Development Goals

Approved the registration of the biopesticide Rutastar® in Latin America

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Rutastar®, biofungicide and biobactericide of broad spectrum, for the prevention and control of fungal and bacterial diseases, has been approved for commecialization and use in Colombia, where it will be available in December, and also soon in other latinamerican countries.Rutastar® is an extract of Rutaceae, of organic origin, which can be applied at any time and in preventive post-harvest treatments, which makes it unique in the market. Especially recommended for tomato crops,...
Rutastar®

Rutastar®

The color of Futureco Bioscience in Latin America

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A few months ago Futureco Bioscience decided to help those retail stores or agro-shops who wished to paint their walls turquoise, and place panels with colorful bottles of its products covering the cost. Today has become reality and some stores like Agroin (photo) in Honduras are, are painted with the color of Futureco Bioscience. A year ago Futureco Bioscience decided to open offices in Latin America, in a respectful way with the environment and the idiosyncrasies of the places where the...
Agroshop in Honduras

Agroshop in Honduras

A cleaner and updated image of Futureco Bioscience products

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The webpage of Futureco Bioscience opens this week the catalog with an updated image of our products, more homogeneous and modern. Following a basic label schema, images have been unified under two lines of design, a more continuist and cleaner one, based of still paintings of the main crops which the product is applied, framed with the corporate Futureco Bioscience colour and with the product name in a red box, and a totally new design line, already applied for the defense activators products...
Updated image of some of the products of Futureco Bioscience

Updated image of some of the products of Futureco Bioscience

The representation of the perfect team

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The perfect team is not one who has the best individuals, although that can be an added value. The perfect team is one that maximizes the qualities and strengths of each of its members and combines the best possible way to achieve the best result in every action undertaken, either play a match or bring up successfully an innovation or company. Perhaps the best cultural representation of a perfect team is the human castle built by the Castellers, in which people of varied ages, social...
Human tower in front of the town hall

Human tower in front of the town hall

Futureco Bioscience will install its headquarters in the building of Telefonica of La Granada

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Futureco Bioscience has signed the purchase of Telefonica Spain SA in the municipality of La Granada (Penedès, Barcelona), after its concession and 18 months of negotiation. This building is part of the Catalan industrial heritage; from which were transmitted by satellite the Barcelona Olympic Games in 1992, and 25 years later will host the headquarters of Futureco Bioscience. Futureco Bioscience is an agricultural biotech company dedicated to research, development, manufacture and...
Agreement between CEO Rafael Juncosa (left) and Mayor Diego Díez (right)

Agreement between CEO Rafael Juncosa (left) and Mayor Diego Díez (right)

Image of the area and building that will be renovated

Image of the area and building that will be renovated

The success of an innovation depends on the legal framework within it is developed

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The success of an innovation, as almost anything in life, is the combination of a good job of development and seize the right opportunity to implement it. Sometimes a good idea is not enough, it must be possible to be materialized at the right time and place. When we talk about innovation in crop protection and fertilizers, it must not only offer something new that meets the needs of the market, it must also comply with all requirements of the legal framework where it will be applied. For...
Manel Navarro Casas

Manel Navarro Casas

Futureco Bioscience and Sipcam Iberia/Inagra sign a strategic partnership agreement

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Futureco Bioscience has reached a strategic collaboration agreement for the Iberian Peninsula and other areas of the Mediterranean with group Sipcam Iberia / Inagra, through which Sipcam will expand its catalog and Futureco Bioscience may have its platform to promote initiatives, projects and developments of biostimulants and biopesticides. Currently, SIPCAM IBERIA has a market share of 5% in the Spanish market of plant protection and nutrition products, consolidating a cumulative growth of...
Sipcam facilities

Sipcam facilities

A week contributing to ornamental crops in Ecuador

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From 9 to 12 May Futureco Bioscience gave a technical conference in different farms in Ecuador, one of the leading exporters of roses and ornamental crops, whose production is among the most profitable in the country. The sector of ornamental crops and especially the rose is highly technified, as it relates to products with high added value, it has advanced agronomy protocols for integrated management production, with complete fertilization and biostimulation programs. In the technical...
Rose crops of Cayambe

Rose crops of Cayambe

Citrogrower presentation

Citrogrower presentation

Futureco Bioscience is reinforced in the Spanish market

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After five years of distribution agreement for its products with Certis Europe, Futureco Bioscience takes the direct distribution of its products to the Spanish fields, increasing its presence and proximity to farmers and agricultural technicians. This strategy is part of an approach to the market in a much more personal and technical way, and is part of the initiative to open branches in other countries, which enables the company to operate more directly with the end customer. In turn, it...
Juan Sierra and Francisco Biehler

Juan Sierra and Francisco Biehler

The constant discipline to demonstrate social and environmental commitment

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Futureco Bioscience, in the process of continuous improvement, has renewed the certification of its quality and environment management system. Also, as part of its policy, it has also achieved accreditation of a management system of safety and health at work; thus reaching a level of integration of its activities which allows to ensure customer satisfaction, compliance with environmental requirements of its activity and occupational safety and health. Futureco Bioscience also joined to...
OSHAS 18001:2007

OSHAS 18001:2007

ISO 14001

ISO 14001

Futureco Bioscience launches FitoMaat® a biostimulant to overcome stress situations

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Futureco Bioscience launches today its new product FitoMaat®, a biostimulant to overcome abiotic stress situations caused by adverse climate conditions such as cold, heat, drought, salinity and cracking of fruits due to heavy rainfall. Abiotic stress situations make plants invest its resources in the production of compounds that protect them from stress consequences, such as reactive oxygen species, inhibiting photosynthesis, decreasing protein synthesis and attempting to equilibrate the...
FitoMaat, in the new packaging of Futureco Bioscience

FitoMaat, in the new packaging of Futureco Bioscience

Futureco Bioscience goes beyond 45% of its workforce in R&D personnel

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Futureco Bioscience adds one more person to R & D, Sonia Martinez Servat, graduated in Biotechnology from the University of Lleida, Master in Advanced Microbiology from the University of Barcelona and PhD in process of completing her thesis in Molecular Genetics of Bacteria in the Autonomous University of Barcelona. Sonia joins the team as Head of the Department of Microbiology of Futureco Bioscience. She has a wide research expertise focused on developing new strategies to...
Sonia Martínez Servat

Sonia Martínez Servat

Expanding the team to start the new year with strength

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Futureco Bioscience has started 2016 hiring two people to tune the strategy for continuous growth and improvement: Sergi Ferrero, Product Manager, and Juan Pablo Rodríguez Head of Management Systems. Sergi Ferrero, PhD in Molecular Biology of Plants, has a wide experience working in basic research, science information management for communication and marketing agencies, and in technical assessment for clients and science centres for whom he has worked. Sergi joins Futureco Bioscience as...
Sergi Ferrero and Juan Pablo Rodríguez

Sergi Ferrero and Juan Pablo Rodríguez

Celebrating the end of the year actively wishing the best

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Futureco Bioscience closes 2015 with a solidarity action to sweeten the holidays to the most disadvantaged, and opens 2016 being consistent with best wishes. For three consecutive years Futureco Bioscience cooperates with Rebost Solidari of Vilafranca, adding candies and traditional sweets to food donation, so that families with less income and resources can also enjoy and celebrate christmas and new years eve with foods that are not considered necessities, and therefore they are not usually...
Card in spanish with best wishes for 2016

Card in spanish with best wishes for 2016

Card wishing the best for 2016

Card wishing the best for 2016

Teaching how to develop clean solutions for low impact agriculture

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Futureco Bioscience organized on 18 and 19 November two activities of the Science Week to promote scientific careers among high school students. On November 18, Iker Hernandez, responsible for Molecular Biology of the Department of R&D, gave a lecture to students of IES Pompeu Fabra of Martorell, on the functioning of the R&D Department in a company that develops clean solutions for the protection and nutrition of crops that are friendly to the environment. Iker focused on explaining...
Students from the American School of Barcelona visiting the headquarters of Futureco Bioscience

Students from the American School of Barcelona visiting the headquarters of Futureco Bioscience

Futureco Bioscience receives a diploma that recognizes its social engagement

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Futureco Bioscience attended last October 28 to "Together we break the circle", an event organized by Entrem-hi, a cooperative of Vilafranca whose main business is to help people at risk of social exclusion to find a job, continue their training and gain confidence in themselves. The initiative "Together we break the circle" tries to tear the constraints that people impose to themselves once they lose their jobs, and those problems to join an economic activity when they have personal,...
Representatives of the awarded companies at the event, attended by Isa Troytiño in representation of Futureco Bioscience.

Representatives of the awarded companies at the event, attended by Isa Troytiño in representation of Futureco Bioscience.

The sense of taking care of plants

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Marta Almazan, head of the Unit of Nematology, Entomology and Postharvest of the R&D of Futureco Bioscience, dreamed about caring for animals in farms when she chose to study technical agricultural engineering. Besides being fascinating, she discovered she was good at caring and curing plants, so she began her professional career focusing on Plant Health, first at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC) and later in Futureco Bioscience, where she hopes to remain many years...
Marta Almazán

Marta Almazán

Learning to contribute

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The career of a researcher involves, almost obligatorily, going to university, studying a career or degree and gain the research capacity degree through further study of Master Degree or postgraduate courses, also combined with work experience to practice what he or she has learned, and to provide knowledge to the scientific community in particular and society in general. Once you get that research proficiency, you can then move on to complete a PhD and from there, engage in more postdoctoral...
Unai Pérez Igúzquiza

Unai Pérez Igúzquiza

Futureco Bioscience named as National Champion for Spain in the European Business Awards

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Futureco Bioscience has today been named as a National Champion for Spain in the European Business Awards (EBA) sponsored by RSM, in the category of UKTI Award for Innovation. These awards shine a light on the most innovative businesses on the continent by promoting success, innovation and ethics in the European business community since 2007, and their primary purpose is to support the development of a stronger and more successful business community throughout Europe. The EBA is a prestigious...
Logo of the awards

Logo of the awards

Futureco Bioscience renovates its commitment with the Global Compact of the United Nations

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Futureco Bioscience has delivered its first Communication of Progress (COP) to the United Nations Global Compact, a strategic policy initiative undertaken by the UN for companies that are committed to aligning their operations and strategies with ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption.Since its signing and acceptance in July 2014, Futureco Bioscience has worked in the analysis, policy development and recapitulation, tools,...
Resume of the policies, tools, indicators and actions of SCR for the different stakeholders of the Global Compact

Resume of the policies, tools, indicators and actions of SCR for the different stakeholders of the Global Compact

Casuistics of innovation

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On June 3, 2015, the Association of Companies of the Penedès and Garraf Areas, ADEPG, organized the "SME Agora", a Convention of micro, small and medium enterprises of the territory. The event was divided into two blocks, Agora Invention and Agora Talent, in which experts from technology companies, recruitment and professional growth participated in various panels that addressed issues from labor reinvention, roles and responsibilities, changes in the organization of companies to foster...
Delfí López, Rafael Juncosa and Ignasi Ferrer at the panel discussion

Delfí López, Rafael Juncosa and Ignasi Ferrer at the panel discussion "Casuistics of innovation"

Futureco Bioscience and Semillas Fitó sign a Collaboration Agreement to ensure a clean agriculture

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On Friday April 17, 2015, Eduard Fitó Baucells, Director of Corporate Affairs and Business Development of Semillas Fitó and Rafael Juncosa Granados, CEO of Futureco Bioscience, signed a Collaboration Agreement in aim to impulse and generate projects and programs that facilitate and increase the collaboration in the development of products for seed protection and seed nutrition. With this signature, agree to leverage the expertise of both companies each in their specialty....
Eduard Fitó with Rafael Juncosa in the signature of the Agreement

Eduard Fitó with Rafael Juncosa in the signature of the Agreement

Futureco Bioscience wins the Award of Internacionalization in the Companies Night

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On Friday April 17, at the gala Night of the Company, the Association of Companies of Garraf, Alt Penedès and Baix Penedès, ADEPG, gave awards in different categories, including the referent company in internationalization, delivered to Futureco Bioscience for the quality and effort of its international expansion during 2014, when the company opened eight technical offices in America with a philosophy of adaptation and collaboration with national and local organizations.The...
Thomas Martínez, Business Development Manager of Futureco Bioscience, picking up the award of Internationalization

Thomas Martínez, Business Development Manager of Futureco Bioscience, picking up the award of Internationalization

The Department of R&D keeps expanding its team

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April starts with the hiring of a new researcher for the Department of R&D of Futureco Bioscience: Iker García Hernández. Iker is PhD in Plant Biology from the University of Barcelona and joins the team to work in the Unit of Molecular Biology, apply and deepen its knowledge of the aging processes of plants and the molecular mechanisms involved in situations of abiotic stresses such as drought. Its goal is finding the most accurate and effective solutions for the recovery of...
Iker Hernández

Iker Hernández

Launching a new web and a worldwide brand image

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Futureco Bioscience launches its "Worldwide" web, and a corporate image that represents its global expansion that started in 2014, with the distribution of its products in 22 countries, and hopes to reach presence and sales in 50 countries at 2018. After the opening of its 8 new technical offices in America, Futureco Bioscience has proceeded to register its products for its sales in South America, Center America and North America, at the time the company is making collaboration agreements with...
New web

New web "Worldwide", where you can choose technical office or country, or just navigate thorugh your language in futurecobioscience.com

Previous web, where you still couldn't choose the country.

Previous web, where you still couldn't choose the country.

New brand image of the worldwide expansion of Futureco Bioscience

New brand image of the worldwide expansion of Futureco Bioscience

The new face of the defence activators

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The family of the defence activators products of Futureco Bioscience that stimulate plant defences against attack by pathogens or diseases (fungal and bacterial plant pathogens), today has launched a new image that can now be displayed in the web catalog. It's not just a matter of changing a design for a more modern one. As Futureco Bioscience is expanding its distribution across the planet, in the registration process of its products, some countries require that the label doesn't show any...
New image of the Fosfimax Ca label, compared to the old label

New image of the Fosfimax Ca label, compared to the old label

Speed dating, from a professional scope

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On the 28th January 28 a session of speed dating was held in Vilafranca as an initiative organized by ADEG (Association of Companies of Garraf and Penedès) and Entrem-hi. This speed-dating session was not organized to find romance, but to find a job, as it consisted in brief job interviews of one minute as a practical exercise for people whose main activity is to search for an employment, which requires practice and a number of capabilities that are beyond the programmes of conventional...
Attendees of the Speed Dating event

Attendees of the Speed Dating event

Chronometer for the interviews of one minute

Chronometer for the interviews of one minute

First trials with Biolasting show its efficacy on peach infected with brown rot at post-harvest

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Today have been published the results that show that Biolasting is effective for preventing and treating the brown rot of Peach, a fungal disease that affects this and other prunic fruits, which cause great economic losses to farmers and sales agents of fruits and vegetables. To date there was no effective treatment for this disease, especially when there is more risk of taking place, at post-harvest, during storage and transportation to the point of sale or consumption.The tests and results...
Differences tested between infected peaches without treatment and treated with Biolasting 3% v/v

Differences tested between infected peaches without treatment and treated with Biolasting 3% v/v

Enhancing teamwork

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From Monday 12 to Wednesday 14 of January 2015, Futureco Bioscience has received in its facilities in Olèrdola (Barcelona), managers and technical staff of the company Certis Europe, in particular its delegations of Spain and Portugal. Senior managers of both companies, and technical and commercial staff of Certis Europe specialized in nutrition of concrete agricultural crops in different areas of Spain, attended a consensus and brainstorming sessions through intense days in...
Meeting of Certis Europe Spain and Futureco Bioscience

Meeting of Certis Europe Spain and Futureco Bioscience

Work well to live better

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Everything that comes in and leaves the factory of Futureco Bioscience such as products, formulations and processes have to be audited in order to meet the standards of quality certifications ISO 9001 and ISO 14001, as also fulfil the technical specifications to trade agrobiological inputs. Behind the rigorous analysis, combined with innovative work to bring to the market new formulations, is Isabel Haro, Head of the Quality Department of Futureco Bioscience. Isabel works between Production and...
Isabel Haro

Isabel Haro

Happy New Year 2015

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This year we have designed a postcard that suits for all cultures. We wish, us people and the environment, a happy, healthy and sustainable 2015!
Postcard in english willing the best for 2015

Postcard in english willing the best for 2015

Postcard in spanish willing the best for 2015

Postcard in spanish willing the best for 2015

Postcard in catalan willing the best for 2015

Postcard in catalan willing the best for 2015

Sustainable arrangements that expand their reach

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Since its foundation, more than twenty years ago, Futureco Bioscience wanted to provide clean solutions that could decrease the impact of agricultural practices. From then on, the company has not only concerned about providing agrobiological products of zero waste, but also wanted to expand ecological sustainability to all the stages of its business management, implementing ISO14001: 2004 which certifies good practices of environmental management and joining the United Nations Global Compact,...
More environmental friendly new packaging

More environmental friendly new packaging

Seven years in Futureco Bioscience's gears

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Almost eight years have past since Angela Sarro, who was spending her holidays in a village in León, picked up the call of Carolina Fernández for an interview to be recruited as Head of the Laboratories of Futureco Bioscience. Today, Angela is one of the most qualified and experienced professionals in the company, she has seen and contributed to the growth of the R&D Department from the time the company counted with just two labs and three people, to what...
Ángela Sarro Baro

Ángela Sarro Baro

Where is the exit?

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Since the collapse of Lehman Brothers in 2008 and its ripple effect in the fall of other banks in the global financial system, the world has been suffering the effects of a crisis that has blown up businesses, and has forced entrepreneurs, almost by the same mechanisms of natural selection, to invent new properties that could prevent their businesses from foundering, drowning and disappearing. In Spain, the global crisis joined the collapse of the housing bubble. The country plunged into...
Rafael Juncosa (left) presenting the export scope of Futureco Bioscience

Rafael Juncosa (left) presenting the export scope of Futureco Bioscience

Futureco Bioscience joins and supports the United Nations Global Compact

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Futureco Bioscience is committed to develop policies and activities of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) by supporting the United Nations Global Compact and join to the Global and Spanish networks, which include companies that exhibit and demonstrate a real interest in social, economic and environmental sustainable development. Support to the Global Compact involves developing CSR policies and activities as to make them public with a Communication on Progress (COP) or Sustainability...
Logo that certifies the support to the Global Compact of the United Nations

Logo that certifies the support to the Global Compact of the United Nations

New bet on innovation in Futureco Bioscience

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Futureco Bioscience thickens again its R&D strategy to accelerate the release of new biopesticides, bio-stimulants, bio-activators and other specialties for plant protection and plant nutrition products if zero waste and respectful to the environment.  From Monday, October 13 2014, Victor Quero Cambra, Chemical Engineering and a Masters in Industrial Engineering from the School IQS Engineering, Ramon Llull University in Barcelona, joins the team that drives innovation and...
Víctor Quero Cambra

Víctor Quero Cambra

Biolasting, a new post-harvest protection product for fruits and vegetables

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Futureco Bioscience launches today Biolasting®, a new organic fungicide and bactericide with antioxidant properties for post-harvest use. Biolasting® prevents and cures diseases created by fungi and bacteria that occur during the storage period of fruits and vegetables, from harvesting to transportation from the field or greenhouse and its sale for food consumption. Diseases due to fungi and bacteria can cause very significant economic losses, lower the price, quality,...
Biolasting pannel presented in the exhibition of Asia Fruit Logistica in Hong Kong

Biolasting pannel presented in the exhibition of Asia Fruit Logistica in Hong Kong

Futureco Bioscience expands with the launching of 8 subsidiaries

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Futureco Bioscience, the agrobiotech company that researches, develops, produces and commercializes environmental friendly agrobiological inputs for plant nutrition and plant protection of zero waste begins an expansion phase to become multinational.  The company, that has been developing its activity for more than twenty years from Barcelona, has spent the last two years preparing its growth to be more profitable and efficient worldwide. In 2011, Futureco Bioscience joined its three...
Main headquarters of Futureco Bioscience in Spain

Main headquarters of Futureco Bioscience in Spain

The EC approves strain WYEC 108 of Streptomyces lydicus, active ingredient of Actinovate

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After an evaluation process of 4 years, the strain WYEC 108 of Streptomyces lydicus, active ingredient of the biopesticide ACTINOVATE, has been authorized by the European Union as a fungicide active substance. The Implementing Regulation (EU No. 917/2014 of the Commission of 22nd August 2014) was published in the Official Journal of the European Union 23.8.2014 (OJ L251 of 08.23.2014 p.19), according with the provisions and decisions of the Standing Committee on Plants, Animals,...
Biofungicide of Futureco Bioscience which active ingredient is strain WYEC 108 of Streptomyces lydicus

Biofungicide of Futureco Bioscience which active ingredient is strain WYEC 108 of Streptomyces lydicus

Ten years crewing the development and registration of agrobiological products

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Jose Manuel Lara is the Technical Development and R&D Department Manager and has spent more than ten years in Futureco Bioscience SAU being a key element in the growth of the company. He coordinates with Carolina Fernández the Department of R&D and Regulatory Affairs. As rigorous as practical, he is one of those lucky people that can admit as few he likes and feels satisfied with his job. How and when you become part of Futureco Bioscience? In 2003. It coincided with the fact I...
José Manuel Lara

José Manuel Lara

The sense of communicating R&D of Biotech companies

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On July 9, one of the most awaited events of the Year of Biotechnology, the Biotech Annual Congress BAC 2014, was opened in the CosmoCaixa centre of Barcelona. This event is organized by the Catalan Association of biotechnologists and promoted by the Spanish Federation of Biotechnology, and counts with a program with prestigious scientists like Dr. Maria Blasco, director of the National Cancer Research Centre, Dr. Werner Arber, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1978, and Dr. Jean...
Cosmocaixa Barcelona, where BAC2014 is celebrated (image of Obra Social La Caixa)

Cosmocaixa Barcelona, where BAC2014 is celebrated (image of Obra Social La Caixa)

Futureco Bioscience achieves the registration of its biopesticides in Morocco after three years

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The 1st of july of 2014, the Office National de Sécurité Sanitaire des Produits Alimentaires (ONSSA, National Health and Food Security Office), which regulates the registration of plant protection products in Morocco, following the last meeting held on 27 June 2014 by the commission of pesticides for agricultural use, has included and made ​​public officially, the registration of the biofungicide Actinovate, and the bioinsecticides NOFLY and Mycotrol, products of Futureco...
Image of the web of the ONSSA, the administration that regulates the registration of plant protection products in Morocco

Image of the web of the ONSSA, the administration that regulates the registration of plant protection products in Morocco

The future King of Spain gives a European Environment Business Award to Futureco Bioscience

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On the 5th of June 2014, the World Environment Day, in the Skylight of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment (MAGRAMA) of Spain, it has been celebrated the delivery of the European Business Awards for the Environment, in its Spanish edition, organized by the Biodiversity Foundation. The awards were given by the Prince Felipe de Borbon, who will be crowned as the future King of Spain in the coming days, as was announced yesterday in the media. The biotech company Futureco...
Rafael Juncosa, CEO of Futureco Bioscience, receives the award by the hand of Prince Felipe

Rafael Juncosa, CEO of Futureco Bioscience, receives the award by the hand of Prince Felipe

Part of the team of Futureco Bioscience with the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Environment Isabel García Tejerina

Part of the team of Futureco Bioscience with the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Environment Isabel García Tejerina

Prince Felipe gives the award to Rafael Juncosa

Prince Felipe gives the award to Rafael Juncosa

An incombustible figure commanding the Production Department

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Vicenç Pedro, Director of Production Futureco Bioscience, has been participant and artificer of the growth of the company since its foundation until what it has become nowadays, a world leader company in research, production and marketing of agrobiological inputs of zero residue respectful to the environment. Pedró is an incombustible self-taught entrepreneur who took, sixteen years ago, the responsibility of the production plant and is one of the key pieces of Futureco...
Vicenç Pedró, in the factory of Futureco Bioscience

Vicenç Pedró, in the factory of Futureco Bioscience

An appointment to celebrate the Year of Biotechnology

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On July of the current year, 2014 will be declared as the Year of Biotechnology in Spain. To celebrate it, the Catalan Association of Biotechnologists (ASBTEC) and the Spanish Federation of Biotechnologists (FEBiotec) have organized the eighth edition of the biggest annual event of Spanish biotechnology, the Biotech Annual Congress (BAC), in Barcelona, between the 9th and 11th of July. BAC2014 will be inaugurated by PhD Maria Blasco, director of the National Cancer...
Webpage http://www.bac2014.es

Webpage http://www.bac2014.es

With an international perspective and dimension

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For the sale and distribution of products and large-scale commerce that involve large sums of money take place, human communication and negotiation is key and exiges several encounters, crossings words, statements of intent and the understanding of at least two people, each of its father, its mother and its land. The job of a sales manager includes lots of conversation, transactions and agreements.  To open new markets with intermediaries and to establish trade agreements is not easy....
Nadjem M. Salem

Nadjem M. Salem

A biologist of boot and lab coat

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"A biologist boot and lab coat, the experience of a biologist in a pioneering biotech company," is the title of the speech that the Director of the R&D Department of Futureco Bioscience, Carolina Fernandez, will give at a panel discussion in which a group of life sciences graduates and doctors will meet to explain and share their experiences since they left college until today. The event will take place from 14:00 to 15:00 at the Sala de Graus of the Faculty of Biology of the...
Faculty of Biology of the University of Barcelona

Faculty of Biology of the University of Barcelona

Iran Agrishow 2014

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Iran Agrishow is one of the most important events about machinery and inputs for the agricultural sector of the Caucasus. In its ninth edition, held between the 18th and 21st February 2014, Futureco Bioscience’s distributor in Iran, Foroughedsaht Co., headed by its CEO Mohsen Karami and a delegation of technicians and commercials in the area participated in the event. At the end of the Iran Agrishow, the stand of Foroughedsaht Co. was named the best of Iran Agrishow 2014. The Iran market...
Sales representatives, technicians and managers from Foroughedsaht Co. in the Iran Agrishow 2014

Sales representatives, technicians and managers from Foroughedsaht Co. in the Iran Agrishow 2014

Stand of Foroughedsaht Co., recognized as the best stand in Iran Agrishow 2014

Stand of Foroughedsaht Co., recognized as the best stand in Iran Agrishow 2014

Refine the strategy and expand the R+D team to launch faster more products to the market

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Futureco Bioscience SA reorganizes and extends the most valuable asset of the company: its R&D and Regulatory Affairs Department. The Department has changed its management model and has recruited three researchers, adding grey matter to a team that in 2012 grew from 4 to 8 employees and in the last year has grown from 8 to 13. The reorganization of the R&D and Regulatory Affairs Department is a new stage that has been preparing for years, and involves changing the old organization,...
Lola Piñol, Belén López García and Clara Oliver, the new researchers of the R&D team

Lola Piñol, Belén López García and Clara Oliver, the new researchers of the R&D team

The satisfaction of being motivated after 5 years working for the same company

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When Thomas Martinez began to study agricultural engineering he didn't expect that a few years later he would travel worldwide with the product portfolio of Futureco Bioscience under his arm. His work is halfway between business and technical adviser, and has contributed to the sweet moment of a company that continues to grow and still feels that it’s on the go. Thomas Martinez, now Director of Market Development and Product Manager, opens to answer why the two years he expected to...
Thomas Martínez representing Futureco Bioscience in the exhibition Fruit Logistica the 6th of february of 2014

Thomas Martínez representing Futureco Bioscience in the exhibition Fruit Logistica the 6th of february of 2014

Research of the context

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Often, when the organizational structure of a company is presented, it's represented with an outline or diagram consisting on boxes or nodes that are connected by lines and organized by levels depending on their hierarchical organization. It is an abstract representation to understand the complexity of an organization of people who pursue a specific and collective purpose, beyond individual, personal and professional goals.To know how a company works without having any job experience in...
Examples of organizational structures of companies, from the blog Bonkers World, organizational charts, http://www.bonkersworld.net/organizational-charts/

Examples of organizational structures of companies, from the blog Bonkers World, organizational charts, http://www.bonkersworld.net/organizational-charts/

A gesture of solidarity with local families in conditions of economic precariousness

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Futureco Bioscience has launched a solidarity donation of 560 lots of Christmas specialties such as nougats for each of the families that are users of Rebost Solidari, the food distribution service for the population at risk of poverty and economic insecurity of Vilafranca del Penedès. This initiative is part of the line of Society and Territory of the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) area of Futureco Bioscience.One of the objectives of CSR of the company is to become...
Lots of nougats recently arrived to the Rebost Solidari headquarters

Lots of nougats recently arrived to the Rebost Solidari headquarters

A user of the Rebost Solidari receiving one of the Christmas lots

A user of the Rebost Solidari receiving one of the Christmas lots

Season's Greetings and Happy New Year

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From Futureco Bioscience we wish you a merry Christmas and a happy new year 2014, for this reason we've designed this post. To receive it individually you can subscribe to our Newsletter or follow us on our different media channels and social media profiles.
Season's greetings and happy new year 2014

Season's greetings and happy new year 2014

Season's greetings image in spanish

Season's greetings image in spanish

Design of the season's greetings post in english

Design of the season's greetings post in english

Passion, challenges and perspective of applied research to develop agrobiological products.

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One of the greatest assets of Futureco Bioscience is its R&D Department, where new biopesticide, biofertilizer and bioactivator products are generated, besides being the engine that demonstrates that the company's products work, have an excellent quality and meet all legal and safety standards to register and market. The Department, which now counts with the 35% of the company’s staff, started with some agreements and contracts with units of Research of the University of Barcelona....
Carolina Fernández, Director of the R&D Department of Futureco Bioscience

Carolina Fernández, Director of the R&D Department of Futureco Bioscience

Encounters around a product

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When a product is released it has already gone through several stages that are part of the development process. For starters, it is not born suddenly; it has a whole process behind from the idea to its commercial prototype, a process that remains usually as a secret. In this process, research and tests both in the laboratory and in the field, experiments of compatibility with other products on the market and stability or half-life storage are ran. After this process the product is registered...
Meeting between Certis Europe and Futureco Bioscience for the launching of Certamin Premium

Meeting between Certis Europe and Futureco Bioscience for the launching of Certamin Premium

Certamin Premium

Certamin Premium

The origins of this business, in first person

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20 years ago, the catalan biologist Rafael Juncosa decided to develop, manufacture and sell environmental friendly products when these initiatives were more considered as main causes of environmental NGOs than business opportunities. That bet turned into what today is Futureco Bioscience SL, one of the most recognized companies in the research, development, production and commercialization of bio-pesticides and bio-stimulants globally. We interview Juncosa, founder and CEO of the company, as...
Rafael Juncosa, CEO and founder of Futureco Bioscience

Rafael Juncosa, CEO and founder of Futureco Bioscience

Products for its use in organic farming

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To certify a product as suitable for its use in organic farming is not easy nor is it limited to a declaration of intent on the natural, organic or sustainable matter and fact, it requires verification by accreditation organizations, which the country can stand alone or be managed by the government. These accreditations require a number of conditions on the production, storage, manufacturing, packaging and distribution of products to be certified as Bio, organic or green. Although they vary...
BCS Öko Garantie stamp and international accreditation validity. Source: http://www.bcs-oeko.com/en_index.html

BCS Öko Garantie stamp and international accreditation validity. Source: http://www.bcs-oeko.com/en_index.html

Mom, I want to devote myself to science

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Futureco Bioscience decided recently to formalize a new workspace that is integrated into the activities of Corporate Social Responsibility and Communication: the Responsible Projects Area, with four lines of action: Society, Cooperation and Development, Environment and Education. To date, on the Education line we have performed two activities: Tackle Biotech, a summer school stage of a month for four teenagers to engage its first contact with applied research in a biotech company...
Poster of the Science Week 2013 in Catalonia

Poster of the Science Week 2013 in Catalonia

The long road of biological pesticides

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On October 23rd the Catalan public television TV3 aired the program "El llarg camí dels plaguicides biològics" (in English, "The long road of biological pesticides") as a capsule reportage of "El Medi Ambient" a space dedicated to raising awareness and communicating the challenges and trends related to the environment. The program includes the research and development activity of Futureco Bioscience to isolate, characterize, develop, register and market biopesticides based...
Image of the program

Image of the program "El Medi Ambient"

To sell you have to test

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Once the efficacy and safety of a product is proved for free commercialization, some added tests are needed for its application depending on the crop and the climate conditions, as also the properties of the soils in which they will be applied. Field applications that have to do with Integrated Pest Management (IPM) require high experimentation and consultancy. IPM involves a collection of techniques to prevent and treat crop's pests in order to reduce the environmental impact of...
Technicians from Certis and Futureco Bioscience

Technicians from Certis and Futureco Bioscience

With an eye on the other side of the pond

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Latin America and Caribbean is a region of the globe that grows at a rate of approximately 3% of its annual GDP (data from 2012 and forecast to 2013), as stated by ECLAC, the Economic Commission for Latin America of the United Nations, in its Economic Survey of Latin America and the Caribbean for 2012 and 2013, and as Infolatam summarized in an article (in Spanish), with general conclusions as the decline in poverty and foreign debt, or the risings in salaries and...
Image of the Region of Latin America and the Caribbean, extracted from the report of Perspectives for SMEs 2012 of ECLAC, United Nations.

Image of the Region of Latin America and the Caribbean, extracted from the report of Perspectives for SMEs 2012 of ECLAC, United Nations.

A resume of the result of 20 years in the market, and going further

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20 years, apart from the the title of one of the most essential love songs or boleros in the history of Latin music, is the time that Futureco Bioscience is on the market of clean solutions for agriculture. It all started in 1993 with a business idea that after two decades has become a solid company with an expected turnover of about 14M euros for 2013 and continues to grow despite the crisis that hits the country in which Futureco Bioscience has its headquarters. An international...
Image of the article of the issue of september and october of New AG International.

Image of the article of the issue of september and october of New AG International.

Cover of the issue of New AG where the article is published

Cover of the issue of New AG where the article is published

A visit of many thousand kilometres to promote scientific vocation

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The 1st October 2013, a group of Danish high school students visited our facilities. This class was conformed by 23 students and 2 teachers, Harrietta and Suzanne, who organized their trip to Barcelona to visit more than the Sagrada Familia or the Güell Park, and filled the schedule with visits to research centres, science museums and technology companies as Futureco Bioscience. Among its activities, Futureco Bioscience organizes education activities from its area of responsible projects,...
Students visiting the labs

Students visiting the labs

Group of students discussing about science together to complete one of the  activities

Group of students discussing about science together to complete one of the activities

Footprints of Futureco Bioscience in one of the most important exhibitions in the Middle East

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From the 15th to 18 September of 2013 took place the 32nd edition of the International Agriculture, Water and Agro-Industry Show, in the Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Center, in Saudi Arabia, and was inaugurated by the Saudi Minister of Agriculture Dr. Fahd Bin Abdul Rahman Balghunaim. The meeting was visited by 20,000 people and counted with the participation of companies from 13 countries with 300 exhibitors, among whom was New Habitat, national distributor of Futureco...
Thomas Martinez, Product Manager of Futureco Bioscience and Mr. Haddad, CEO of New Habitat

Thomas Martinez, Product Manager of Futureco Bioscience and Mr. Haddad, CEO of New Habitat

For those who missed the date of the event on 19th september and those who participated

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A week has passed since the panel discussion "The ménage à trois of agriculture, biotechnology and environment. Fact or fiction?" was held in the Institute of Catalan Studies IEC (Institut d' Estudis Catalans, Calle del Carmen 47, Barcelona) on 19th september, one of the events that celebrate the 20th anniversary of Futureco Bioscience. This panel discussion was co-organized by the Catalan Institute of Agrarian Studies (ICEA) of the IEC, the Catalan Association for...

New labelling of products with QR codes for security data access

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Futureco Bioscience is adding to the labels of its products a Quick Response (QR) code so its users can consult the safety data sheets from their Internet mobile device and access easier to the instructions of use and safe manipulation during its storage and application. QR codes are two dimensions barcodes (like the picture) or arrays of dots carrying information hosted on the Internet. When scanning this matrix with a mobile Internet device such as a Smartphone or Tablet incorporating a QR...
Label of Citogrower with QR code

Label of Citogrower with QR code

The Ménage à trois of agriculture, biotechnology and environment. Fact or fiction?

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Although there is an increasingly widespread awareness of the urgency to halt the erosion of the planet with human activity, transforming a society to be responsible to the environment involves many small changes in different areas. Political, economic, financial, and above all, changes in the exploitation of the planet to provide the inhabitants of goods and services necessary for life, such as basic food, energy and industry. This transformation involves a good deal of creativity and...
Courtyard of the Institute of Catalan Studies where the cocktail offered by Casa Ametller will take place

Courtyard of the Institute of Catalan Studies where the cocktail offered by Casa Ametller will take place

Futureco Bioscience's team keeps growing

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Due to a reorganization at all levels to successfully meet its strategic objectives of global growth in both commercial and R&D affairs, Futureco Bioscience adds two new hires to its team, Laia Arrom, biologist and Ph.D. in plant physiology, and Silvia Múñoz, expert in administration management.L. Arrom will start a new activity within the Department of R & D to scientifically strengthen the business line of plant nutrition products, such as bio-stimulants, biofertilizers...
Laia Arrom and Silvia Múñoz

Laia Arrom and Silvia Múñoz

New web of Futureco Bioscience

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Futureco Bioscience launches a new website thinking beyond their customers, both potential and real. The new website is much more suitable to find us or be closer to clients and users, in 13 languages. To discuss content and interests, as to better manage queries, work and find business opportunities. Thinking from those who prowl the Internet looking for examples and experiences of another way of doing things to face new environmental challenges, as well as those interested in investing in...
New website in farsi, one of its 13 languages

New website in farsi, one of its 13 languages

FUTURECO BIOSCIENCE, member of the Catalan Association of Scientific Communication

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2013 is still a prolific year for FUTURECO BIOSCIENCE, as it’s the year that the company celebrates its twentieth anniversary, and is achieving its strategic goals in the market, R&D and communication. In the latter area, FUTURECO BIOSCIENCEhas extended its chart incorporating the Department of Communication and Public Relations, a structure that will disseminate and systematize dissemination of progress in R&D of the company, disclose environmentally friendly...

FUTURECO BIOSCIENCE achieves ISO 14001:2004 certification

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FUTURECO BIOSCIENCE is proud to announce that it has recently earned the ISO 14001 Environmental Management System accreditation. The certification has been granted by TÜVRheinland a global provider of testing, inspection and certification services founded in 1872, in Cologne, Germany. Its Certification is considered to be the most prestigious in an international context. The standard, recognized throughout the world, provides companies and organizations with a flexible framework for the...

FUTURECO BIOSCIENCE gets official registration for the product BESTCURE in South Africa

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FUTURECO BIOSCIENCE successfully registered BESTCURE in South Africa in collaboration with its exclusive national partner. Both companies have already initiated the first commercial development for marketing the product. BESTCURE was firstly registered for the control of Botrytis cinerea on table and wine grapes, but aims to achieve more authorizations shortly. The botanical extract BESTCURE is a broad spectrum fungicide and bactericide with effective control of plant pathogens in...

Official opening of the facilities and headquarter of FUTURECO BIOSCIENCE

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Mr. Joan Sureda, General Director for the Industry of the Generalitat de Catalunya, headed the opening ceremony of the new facilities and headquarter of the company in Olèrdola (Barcelona, Spain) on July 4th. The new headquarters represent an investment of 1.5 million euros and it is a clear demonstration of the commitment of the company with the R&D and the pursuit of new International Markets. With a capacity...

New headquarters for FUTURECO BIOSCIENCE

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FUTURECO BIOSCIENCE will inaugurate in November its new headquarter in Olèrdola (Barcelona). After 18 years selling in more than 25 countries its sustainable and environmental friendly products for the crop protection and plant nutrition, this is a significant step in the company history. This new phase will help to consolidate the growth experienced during the last decade, to strengthen the projects for the future and to achieve the objectives of quality excellence and product...
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