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Who is 3F Innovation?

3F Innovation is an innovative start-up founded in 2017 specialized in the chemical or biochemical functionalization of materials by attaching active molecules to various substrates allowing for sustained release activity over time from the treated substrates

What is 3F Innovation's differentiation strategy?

Eco-design and natural active ingredients in order to protect people and the environment.

What is the long-term vision of 3F Innovation?

To become a major player in the innovation of protective devices as well as slow release, continuous and eco-responsible devices, with the objective of protecting people (Human Health, Public Health), animals (Animal Health) and crops (Plant Health)

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What is the structure of 3F Innovation ?

80% family start-up, SAS, headquarter based in France

Frequently Asked Questions – about Mosquitoes

What diseases are transmitted by mosquitoes?

Mosquitoes transmit different diseases. The most common are: chikungunya, Zika virus, dengue, malaria, West Nile virus, yellow fever

Which mosquito for which disease?

The “tiger mosquito” (Aedes albopictus) is the vector of chikungunya, Zika, and dengue fever. It is notably present in the French departments of the Indian Ocean where it caused major epidemics of chikungunya in 2006, as well as in 2020 (e.g. in Reunion Island).

Its first installation in metropolitan France was recorded in 2004 in Menton. By the end of 2020, the tiger mosquito was established in 64 departments of metropolitan France. It is also present in all French overseas departments and territories.

In the French departments of America (Guadeloupe, Martinique, Guyana), the second vector responsible for the main epidemics since the end of 2015 is the Aedes aegypti mosquito (also present in tropical and subtropical areas, such as in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East)

Where are mosquitoes found in France?

Every year, the tiger mosquito comes out of its hibernation in spring (or before depending on the geographical location), a period when humidity and heat are combined. Humidity, so that the eggs laid can develop and transform from larva to pupa, and heat, so that the larva continues its development until the adult stage of the mosquito. In 2019, of the 96 metropolitan departments, 58 departments are colonized by the mosquito vector Aedes albopictus. In January 2022, according to the site Vigilance-Moustique, it is present in 67 departments or nearly 65% of the territory

How much standing water does it take for a female mosquito to be able to lay her eggs?

A few milliliters of water can be enough for a larva to develop.
Mosquito eggs and larvae are very resistant (development is put on hold in case of low temperatures and may even resume several months later).

How many eggs can a mosquito lay?

A single female can lay up to 1000 eggs in her short life (2 months maximum). On average, a single egg laying consists of about 10 eggs, but this can be as many as 200 at one time. Three quarters of the mosquito’s life cycle takes place underwater

What is the difference between conventional mosquito control means and InnoTexLarv?

All the difference is made at the stage of the fight against this pest. All the others many products on the market attack populations of adult mosquitoes (therefore already potentially biting mosquitoes). The only one using a natural and effective protein over a period of 4 months acting upstream on mosquito larvae is InnoTexLarv.

Difference between "curative" control and "preventive" control?

Preventive control makes it possible to reduce the development of the adult mosquito, and thus to greatly reduce its population.