FortePhest is a biotechnology start-up developing a technology to combat herbicide‐resistant weeds.
FortePhest is developing H-Forte, a herbicide leveraging a recently discovered mechanism of action. H-Forte was inspired by natural plant protectors that can delay or completely inhibit the development of weeds. H-Forte targets a key enzyme of protein synthesis, phenylalanine tRNA synthetase. H-Forte is intended to control resistant weeds by disrupting the structure of their proteins.