Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) April 29, 2013
Terramera, a pioneer in developing plant-based alternatives to conventional chemical pesticides, has been selected by the British Columbia Technology Industry Association (BCTIA) as a finalist for two Technology Impact Awards (TIAs): “Excellence in Product Innovation” and “Startup Company of the Year”.
The TIAs celebrate the achievements and success of companies, people and innovation that continue to put British Columbia’s technology on the map. “Terramera’s achievements in the last year illustrate their growth as an industry leader. Terramera’s breakthrough technologies and innovative products will make a significant impact on the pest management sector,” said Bill Tam, president and CEO of the BCTIA.
The BCTIA is a not-for-profit organization that supports technology companies in British Columbia. A member-funded organization, the BCTIA delivers the support to help companies start, grow, and succeed and acts as the industry’s advocate at all levels of government. Its programs connect technology companies of all sizes to expert advice, business leaders, investment capital, new customers, and most importantly, to each other.
“We are honored to be recognized for our team’s work in developing sustainable and innovative products that are safer and more effective than conventional chemical pesticides,” said Karn Manhas, CEO of Terramera. “Our first product is a game-changer for bed bug control, and that’s just the first problem we’re tackling. We’re out to change the way the world does pest control, and we’re proud to be recognized by BCTIA for both our innovative products and our innovative company.”
Terramera is a Vancouver-based biotech leader developing products for pest management that are clean, green and effective. Our team works tirelessly on innovations that make plant biochemicals effective against many pests without exposing people, property or crops to toxic chemicals. Our first products for bed bug control were declared in the public interest by the USDA and received regulatory approval in the US in 2012. Terramera’s products kill and prevent bed bug infestations, and are the only products known to be effective in preventing bed bug egg hatch as as a residual treatment. For more information on Terramera, visit our website at http://www.terramera.com.