Bio-Gene is an Australian agtech development company, with a novel technology platform based on a naturally occurring class of plant compounds known as beta-triketones, that seeks to address the global problems of insecticide resistance and toxicity. Beta-triketone compounds have exhibited significant insecticidal activity (e.g. kill or knock-down of insects) via a novel mode of action. This platform may provide multiple potential new solutions for pest control across public health, crop protection, grain storage, animal health and in consumer applications. The insecticidal activity of this beta-triketone chemical class was first discovered following a botanical screening program looking to identify natural product-based insecticides in Australian flora.