Vive Crop Protection
Vive Crop Protection is a privately held company based in Toronto, Canada, that researches and commercializes formulations of active ingredients for crop protection and other applications using its patented Allosperse® technology. The company has offices, laboratories and manufacturing facilities in the Discovery District of downtown Toronto and biology facilities in Guelph, Ontario.
The company was founded out of the Department of Chemistry at the University of Toronto in 2006 by Prof. M. Cynthia Goh, (current member of the Scientific Advisory Board) and co-developers of Vive’s technology, Dr. Darren Anderson, Dr. Jordan Dinglasan, Dr. Jane Goh and Dr. Richard Loo. Dr. Anderson was the founding President and is currently the Chief Technology Officer of Vive. Dr. Dinglasan developed the company’s core technology and is currently a Team Leader at Vive.
Vive has received continuous funding since its inception, from the Ontario Centres of Excellence’s Accelerator Fund, Sustainable Development Technology Canada, the Ministry of Research and Innovation (Ontario)’s Innovation Demonstration Fund and FedDev as well as internal and external private investors.
Vive's Allosperse® was Highly Commended at the 2012 Agrow Awards for Best Formulation Innovation (shortlisted in this category in 2011).
In 2010, Vive was Named One of Canada's Top 10, and also was awarded the Frost & Sullivan 2010 North American Technology of the Year Award for its encapsulation technology.
Vive was awarded a Deloitte Technology Green 15 award in 2009. The award recognizes Canada’s leading green technology companies that promote a "more efficient use and re-use of the earth's resources in industrial production and consumption".
Vive was awarded top prize in the Clean 15 Canadian Clean Technology Competition of 2009 in addition to being named one of Canada’s Cleantech Next 10 Emerging leaders by Corporate Knights.
The company has also been featured in a number of articles by various media outlets, including Canadian Business Magazine, the Globe and Mail, the Toronto Star  and various University of Toronto publications.
Vive's primary focus is the formulation and delivery of active ingredients for the crop protection industry, using its patented Allosperse® technology. Allosperse® is a water-dispersible polymer-based delivery system. The company also works on formulating active ingredients for other industries.