Invaio Sciences is studying insects to develop methods that prevent crop disease and reduce pesticide use. Insects make up 80% of species and are the foundation of a stable planet, but they can also be a pest. Invaio manages pest insect control in a more sustainable manner by targeting an insect’s nutritional function organ that contains their Obligate Microbial Symbionts (OMS). By targeting the OMS, Invaio’s approach can modulate the health of agriculturally important insect populations. Invaio is using proprietary technology to identify bioactives as well as precision delivery systems, both physical and biological. They also apply machine learning to accelerate discoveries and reduce the sustainability impact of agriculture.