Vancouver, BC – (April 26, 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 the leader in developing new and revolutionary biopharma products that represent highly-effective, minimal-toxicity means for pest management. The company recently released CIRKIL®, a botanically-based product which is EPA-registered for bed bug and spider control. CIRKIL® is available in concentrate form (CIRKIL® CX) and works against all stages of a bed bug’s life cycle including eggs. Terramera is a Vancouver based company founded in 2009 with the mission to provide safe and innovative pest management products for every person and family. For more information about Terramera, visit our website at www.terramera.com.MEDIA CONTACTS
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