A research chair on the health effects of biotechnological products in tomato cultivation is underway.

New collaboration agreement between Vellsam Materias Bioactivas and the University of Granada, with the addition of Granada La Palma.

The Almeria-based multinational Vellsam Materias Bioactivas, the University of Granada and the company Granada La Palma have signed a collaboration agreement for the creation of a research chair on the health effects of the use of biotechnological products in tomato cultivation.

This is the third chair signed between Vellsam and the UGR, which Granada La Palma has joined on this occasion, after those previously created for research against cancer stem cells, the first one, and innovation in nutrition and health, the second one.

The agreement was closed after a recent visit by a delegation of Vellsam Materias Bioactivas, headed by its CEOs, María Zamora and Francisco Castillo, as well as by the Marketing Director, María Castillo, together with executives of the University of Granada, headed by its Rector, Pilar Aranda, and the President of the cooperative, Pedro Ruiz, to the facilities of the latter. The purpose of this visit was to lay the groundwork for the creation of a joint research chair between the three parties.

The Chair will focus on studying the health effects derived from the use of Vellsam Bioactive Matter’s biotechnological products during tomato production.

“We are convinced that this collaboration will generate significant and beneficial results for both the sector and for society as a whole,” said all parties involved after signing this agreement, which will deepen the knowledge on the impact of these products on human health and strengthen the quality and safety of the fruits; undoubtedly, a milestone on the road to excellence and innovation in tomato cultivation.

Vellsam Materias Bioactivas has been working for decades as a pioneer in the research, design and production of biotechnological solutions (biostimulants and plant nutrients) with the aim of improving the way food is grown around the world.