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"Bring innovation for a sustainable and safe agriculture

"Democratize DNA testing toolkit for ag-industries

"Field DNA testing toolkit for precision agriculture


Commercial launch in France of the first DNA kit by our partner Phyteurop to detect Flavescence dorée in the field

le 14/07/2016

The first DNA testing toolkit Flashdiag®FD, developed by the start-up Anova-Plus, will be distributed this year by Phyteurop as VITIKIT®FD in France.  


 This first molecular diagnotic kit will help the winegrowers to improve Flavescence dorée management.  


Flavesence dorée is a serious grape disease that can lead to a productio decrease. It affects mainly in Southern Europe but some actions to minimize risks of transmission to other countries are put in place. 


For further information, please click here (release press in french)

World issues

9 billion
inhabitants on Earth
by 2050

40% of worldwide production are destroyed, directly or indirectly, by insects, pathogens and weeds. Every year, to fight against them, producers use 3 million tons of pesticides in addition to crop rotation and biological controls

3 billion people
are malnourished every year around the world. If a part of this 40% loss could be saved, we could feed this part of world population..
More than 70 000 pest species among insects, plants pathogens and WEEDS
All crops are concerned
All contries are concerned
All farms are concerned

Anova Plus


For an innovative, sustainable and safe agriculture

Anova-Plus is a startup settled at Genopole Campus in France. With strong partnership with academics and industrials, we plan to develop easy-to-use DNA testing toolkits to make a rapid and smart decision within ag-industry, from farms to transformation industries.

These field DNA testing toolkits have several objectives:
  • Improve the crop disease diagnostic: a better diagnostic for a better treatment
  • Improve weeds management
  • Speed up plant breeding
  • Improve plant varieties traceability.



    Expertise & consulting

    Technologies and R&D

    Collaborative innovation


    Expertise & consulting

    Anova-Plus tends to gather those competencies:

    • Genetics and genomics
    • Phytopathology
    • Agronomy

    Our expertise et experience allow us to develop products adapted to users’needs. Our team is ready to help you.


    Technologies and R&D

    Anova-Plus is a company specialized in biotechnology, phytopathology and plant genetics

    Anova-Plus is investing in DNA detection technologies because they are more sensitive and specific.

    From these technologies, Anova-Plus develops DNA testing toolkits for plant pathogen detection, genetic markers detection (SNP, Single Nucleotide Polymorphism), genetic mutations detection and GMOs detection...


    Collaborative innovation

    Anova-Plus is setting up several collaborative projects with academic and industrial partners.

    Partnerships with industrials help us to define more precisely profesionnal needs.


Marc Masson, expert en cytogenetics et genetics, has created several French potato varieties like Charlotte, Amandine, Chérie, Samba, forage and turf grass. After spending 22 years in Clause, an international seed company, Marc Masson was also Limagrain-Clause consortium President. Marc Masson is also known as a serial entrepreneur in France and United States ( e.g Linkage Genetics and Biofords)

Founder and Chairman

Strategy and R&D partnership
Mark Walton has held key positions in U.S biotech companies specialized in plant and animal. Mark Walton participated to the creation of the first company that offered DNA plant testing, Linkage Genetics. He was then President and Vice-President of several companies including RiceTec and Viagen. He now advises research institutes and biotech companies for innovation strategy, especially in plant and animal breeding.

Founder and VP

US business development and Regulatory watch US
Guy Blache is a scientific and technical expert of agricultural crops. He also has good knowledge of the Ag-industry organization. He started his career as wheat breeder at Euralis and used to develop several products for corn, sunflower, rapeseed, soybean, cotton in Europe and Africa. Today, he is also advisor for chemical companies and some technical institutes in agriculture.


Product development, Technology watch and Regulatory watch

R&D and Innovation

  • Technologies

    Numerous technologies is used for biological samples analysis. DNA detection technologies remain the most precise and most sensitive. The most popular are PCR, qPCR and lately isothermal amplification strongly help DNA/RNA detection.

    Flashdiag® Multigene®

  • Flashdiag®, a proprietary technology for in-situ field DNA testing toolkit development

    Flashdiag® is a proprietary technology developed by Anova-Plus. Anova-Plus ambition is to develop a portfolio of DNA testing toolkits, monotests, from Flashdiag®, that will contribute to a sustainable management of pesticides. Each toolkit is specific to an identified target.

    Anova-Plus in involved in various collaborative projects with academic and industrial actors. Working with industrial actors allows us to develop better products.

    Thus, products developed from Flashdiag® technology will be used by professionals who don’t use to work in a laboratory. They are developed to be performed by ag-industry professionals in their daily work places.

    Within one hour, users get their results after performing the tests themselves and without sending their samples to a lab.

  • Multigene®, multiplexe micro-chip for simple and affordable qPCR

    Multigene® is a worldwide patented technology.

    It is based on a microchip allowing to reduce 10 times reagents volume necessary to perform a qPCR analysis. With Multigene, we only need 0.45 µl against the usual 1 to 2 µl.

    The micro-chip Multigene® is functioning with its own analysis system called AriaDNA.

    Associated to a simple extraction method, Multigene® and its analysis system can be used to GMOs, pathogens, pesticides resistant-strains, agronomic potential markers detection out a conventional laboratory.


Anova-Plus is supported by Genopole campus and Vegepolys. Based on that, the company is working with prestigious academic and industrial partners to reach its objectives.


France Agrimer granted Anova-Plus for its new project, FlashdiagALT, for Potato Early blight detection directly in the field


Anova-Plus has been granted by  FranceAgriMer  for its new project FlashdiagALT. 


This project aims to develop a new duplex DNA testing toolkit to detect two fungi, Alternaria solani and Alternaria alternata, causing potato early blight. 


In collaboration with important French plant technical institutes and potato industrials ( Comité technique Pomme de terre (Chambre d’Agriculture du Nord-Pas de Calais, ARVALIS - Institut du végétal, PomuniMcCain and ETS Coudeville-Marcant), Anova-Plus aims to deliver a field kit that could help farmers to perform early detection and help them to use with more precision pesticides used against these fungi. 


For more information, please click here (release press in french)

Anova-Plus has won the Silver Prize of SIVAL Innovation competition


SIVAL is a international exhibition for all new techniques and innovation in agriculture.

Each year, SIVAL organizes a competition that rewards the most innovative products for agriculture. 


Anova-Plus has won the Silver Prize for its product, FlashDiag®, a DNA test to detect flavescence dorée, a severe disease for vineyards, directly in the field within 1 hour. 

Anova-Plus aims to develop other DNA tests to diagnoses the most important phytopathogens. 


Silver prize of SIVAL Innovation competition


Anova-Plus launch it's crowdfunding campaign: "Wine Lover Project"


Anova-Plus has launched the 20th October 2014 a crowdfunding campaign to start the production of an effective DNA kit to fight against the Flavescence Dorée, a disease that threat vineyard. Available on the crowdfunding website Fundovino, the « Wine Lover » project aims to fund the creation of a production unit. Then we will be able to manufactured kits and send them to wine growers for free, by may 2015. 


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Your career at Anova-Plus

Anova-Plus works to improve agriculture by providing innovating analysis and diagnostic solutions that respect environment.
We are committed to creating a future where actors of agriculture can monitor the quality of their cultures in an effective way.

Joining Anova-Plus would allow you to be part of a scientific and entrepreneur team.

We are looking for people interested in plant research and biotechnologies. We believe that diversity of collaborators and their talents is a source of enrichment, performance and innovation. Anova-Plus has faith in youth talents.

Anova-Plus is also actively working with engineering schools and universities to help us to develop the essence of our young startup. Students, you are welcome to join us in this adventure if you wish to. Do no hesitate to send us your CV and cover letter to contact[a]anova-plus.com
STAGE Assistant(e) Marketing & Communication BtoB
le 27/10/2017

Diagnostic terrain pour l’agriculture et l’environnement

Description des missions principales :

Missions :
Sous la supervision du Chef de produit, vos missions seront les suivantes :
• Analyse du marché et veille concurrentielle
• Participation à la stratégie digitale de la société
• Réalisation de supports de communication (plaquettes, présentations, posters, ...)
• Réalisation de packaging
• Community management : développer et animer les réseaux sociaux de l’entreprise
• Création de contenus pour le site ainsi que pour nos différents supports


Profil recherché:
• Formation supérieure Bac +4/5 école de commerce ou université spécialisée marketing/communication
• Maitrise de la suite adobe (Photoshop, Indesign, Illustrator, …)
• Compétences rédactionnelles
• Qualités : Créativité, autonomie, curiosité, implication dans la vie de l’entreprise

Nature du poste :
Type de contrat : Stage
Date de prise de fonction : 6 mois à partir de janvier 2018
Zone géographique de l’affectation : ANOVA-PLUS – Génopole Campus 3 - 4 rue Pierre Fontaine, 91058 Evry Cedex

Candidature :
Envoyer votre CV (avec les coordonnées de vos référents joints) ainsi que votre lettre de motivation par courriel à l’attention de Cécile Fabre (Candidature à envoyer à l’adresse contact@anova-plus.com avec pour objet [SMC2018].




Genopole, Campus 3
4 rue Pierre Fontaine
91058 Evry Cedex - France

Phone: +33 (0)1 60 87 89 98