Biogents at the upcoming Pestworld 2018 in Florida

published on 18. Oct 2018

Biogents will present its eco-friendly mosquito traps at the Pestworld in Florida from October 23-26.

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Biogents traps now directly available in the USA!

published on 16. May 2018

Be afraid, be very afraid, tiger mosquitoes: Biogents has a spin-off in the United States, and we are beginning to sell our traps and attractants…

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We launched our new Biogents US webshop!

published on 16. May 2018

We launched our new Biogents US webshop!

Our tiger mosquito traps (BG-Mosquitaire, BG-GAT), BG-Sweetscent mosquito attractant, and accessories can be ordered now via the new US webshop.

Benefit from
• shorter delivery times
• lower shipping costs

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Biogents presented its traps at the Capital Remodel + Garden Show in the Dulles Expo Center, Chantilly, VA from February 23 – 25

published on 06. Mar 2018

We presented our mosquito traps at the Capital Remodel + Garden Show near Washington DC in the Dulles Expo Center, Chantilly, VA from February 23 – 25, 2018.
Thank you for visiting us! We were happy to meet you!

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Biogents attends the 84th annual meeting of the AMCA in Kansas City between Feb. 26 – Mar. 2

published on 13. Feb 2018

The AMCA Annual Meeting is the premier education and networking event for researchers, educators,vector control professionals, industry representatives, and students in mosquito control. The educational sessions and exhibit hall help to put attendees on the cutting-edge of this ever-expanding field!

At the moment, Biogents is preparing for the 84th annual meeting of the American Mosquito Control Association (AMCA): Biogents scientists have created special crafts! Come check them out at our booth (no. 322). Looking forward to seeing you at the Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center, Kansas City, MO, between Feb. 26 – Mar. 2. Of course we will also provide information on our traps and latest innovations…

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Biogents AG Established a Daughter Company in 2017 in Southeast Asia.

published on 15. Jan 2018

Mid 2017 Biogents AG decided to open a daughter company in Southeast Asia to promote its mosquito traps, and starts bringing the traps to the attention of the Southeast Asian end-consumer market. Biogents SEA is situated in Siem Reap, Cambodia, and is fully licensed and registered with the Cambodian authorities.

Biogents SEA works solely through licensed PCOs (Pest Control Operators) and has already started expanding the network of agents and distributors in the Southeast Asian region at large.
Many contacts were created in a short while with, for the time being, an emphasis on tourism related activities like the hotel- and restaurant sector.
Needless to say that in the Southeast Asian tropical climate one finds a lot of mosquitoes, and so far our traps have seen spectacular catches of up to 60–70.000 mosquitoes over four-day periods.
Sales have started taking off. Not only in the tourism sector but to private households as well.

Contact details:
Mobile: +855 714329954
E-mail: johan.knols@biogents.com

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Biogents will exhibit at the FMCA (Florida Mosquito Control Association)

published on 25. Oct 2017

Biogents will exhibit at the 89th Annual Fall Meeting of the FMCA (Florida Mosquito Control Association) from November 14 -17, 2017 at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Orlando.
We will present our products BG-GAT, the BG-Counter, the BG-Sentinel and our new Modular Trapping System (BG-MTS). With different accessories, this mosquito trap can be used as a hanging trap, a standing trap, a light trap, a gravid trap, etc.

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Biogents at the ASTMH in Baltimore

published on 20. Oct 2017

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Biogents at the AMCA meeting in San Diego, California

published on 30. Jan 2017

Biogents attended the 83rd annual meeting of the AMCA (American Mosquito Control Association) in San Diego, California next week (Feb. 13 – 17, 2017), where we presented our products such as the new BG-Bowl, the BG-GAT, the BG-Counter, and the BG-Sentinel 2, as well as our contract research services!

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Intelligent mosquito counters made in Germany: facing competition from Microsoft?

published on 25. Jul 2016

Scientists all over the world can now track the growth of mosquito populations on their computers. “The BG-Counter is a new kind of mosquito counting machine that allows scientists and health authorities to be proactive against a coming infestation,” says Dr. Martin Geier of Biogents AG in Regensburg, Germany. The high-tech equipment was developed by the Regensburg mosquito experts in cooperation with a company from Silicon Valley, and has been successfully tested since autumn 2015 in the Florida Keys on the southern tip of the Florida peninsula. The counter is now going into serial production. Recently, a demonstration model has come online at Lake Starnberg south of Munich. Since mid-June, it has been possible to track the increase in mosquito populations after the recent floods and even the times at which these insects are particularly active.
Last week, Microsoft announced that it was developing a similar mosquito trapping system, indicating that the demand for such intelligent mosquito traps is great and will continue to grow in the future. Globally, mosquitoes are considered among the creatures most dangerous to humans. Hundreds of thousands of people die each year from mosquito-borne diseases. Biogents AG, headquartered in the Bavarian city of Regensburg, has a prominent position in this promising market. For example, Biogents traps are considered the gold standard for yellow fever and Asian tiger mosquitoes around the world. No wonder since they are based on more than twenty years of intensive research and development.
Whether the Microsoft traps will be comparable to those made by Biogents remains to be seen. “Microsoft wants to develop traps into some kind of flying laboratories that are supposed to solve every issue related to mosquito monitoring in one fell swoop. Our experience shows that it’s better to establish effective technologies step-by-step and integrate them over time,” says Dr. Geier. Most importantly: Before mosquitoes can be analyzed and counted, they first must be attracted and trapped. When it comes to this essential detail, Biogents leads the field. Their particularly efficient traps are used by public health authorities and scientists worldwide. Even the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends using Biogents’ BG-Sentinel traps as a monitoring tool in the fight against Asian tiger mosquitoes and yellow fever mosquitoes. Both these mosquitoes can also transmit dengue, the Zika virus, and the chikungunya viruses, and are therefore considered particularly dangerous. According to the CDC, BG-Sentinel traps are currently the mosquito traps most commonly used to catch adult tiger mosquitoes. The field trials of the BG-Counter on the Florida Keys were very successful. 80-90% of the trapped mosquitoes are correctly identified and counted. “Other mosquito-fighting organisations have indicated their interest in these new counters,” says Geier. Since February, Biogents has joined forces with Irideon SL in Spain and the Technological Educational Institute of Crete to further develop the BG-Counter’s sensors. The aim: to distinguish different mosquito species caught in the trap, and to identify those that are especially problematic as potential disease vectors. This project called REMOSIS (Remote Mosquito Situation and Identification System) is being funded by the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme. Researchers around the world will then be able to track carriers of disease and invasive species even more accurately than ever before. Read more »

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