Biopesticides vision


16 October 2023
Glasgow company makes key appointments while on track to launch products in 2027/28.

SOLASTA Bio, a UK agritech company specialising in green insecticides, is on course to bring its first biopesticides to market in 2027/28 and has made two strategic appointments.

Industry veteran Paula Pinto (pictured) has been appointed by the Glasgow-based company as Chief Strategy Officer to head up its US operations, based in North Carolina, and Daphne Preuss is its Chief Business Officer.

A chemical engineer by training, Paula spent almost four years in leadership roles at UPL and prior to this spent nearly a decade with Arysta LifeScience.

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Daphne is an experienced entrepreneur focused on bringing genetic and biotechnology innovations to agriculture. For the past four years, her firm, Catalytical, has supported several innovative companies to help channel innovations into efficient operations.  She previously founded, built, and served for 11 years as President and CEO for Chromatin Inc. 

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