|Series C, 2/09 |
Divergence is a research and development company dedicated to the discovery of effective and ecologically sound strategies for the control of parasites and other pests. The Company’s initial focus is on parasitic nematodes, one of the world’s major pest groups. Nematodes are roundworms that cause billions of dollars in damage annually to numerous crops, including soybeans, corn, cotton, strawberries, and bananas. Nematodes causing important human diseases include hookworm, whipworm, roundworm (Ascaris), and the filarial worms responsible for lymphatic filariasis and onchocerciasis.