The company biosys, was founded in 1983. Its purpose was to develop entomopathogenic nematodes as commercial insect control products. This effort has been achieved with products now being sold world-wide for control of a variety of insect pests in diversified commodities. biosys is now positioning itself to be the world leader in the development and commercial sales of biological control products. A recent merger with Crop Genetics International brought a portfolio of three, EPA registered insect control Baculoviruses. Two virus products, Spod-X® (for beet armyworm control) and GemStar® (for bollworm and tobacco budworm control) are now sold commercially in US cotton. In early 1996, biosys will merge with AgriDyne, a leader in the development of Azadirachtin, extracted from Neem Oil. This botanical insect growth regulator has insecticidal properties on a number of insect pests.