Biopesticide to control the vectors of Dengue, Malaria and Filariasis

Project 89

Problem to be solved:

  • Vector control of endemic diseases in Brazil and in the world
  • Environmental impact by the use of chemical insecticides

Proposed Innovation:

  • Effective biodegradable biopesticide made from Bacillus thuringiensis
  • Optimized dispersion of the active ingredient
  • Dry formulation specific to environmental application


  • Activity against insects of Diptera order
  • Reduction in the number of applications
  • Formulation with high storage stability
  • No environmental impact
  • High persistence in the environment
  • Effective in tropical climates

Development status:
Ready Produc

Intellectual property status:
BRPI0003314-6 Corresponding application granted in South Africa, Germany, ARIPO, Europe, France, England, Mexico, OAPI, Peru and filed in Argentina and the U.S.

Technology transfer status:
Under negotiation

Elizabeth Gomes Sanches / Farmanguinhos

Gestec/VPPIS – Phone: 21 3882-9099 / 3882-9120 or