plant protection products blog posts

30 January, 2019

The why and wherefores of Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR)

By David Arrowsmith

Biocidal products are used to control unwanted organisms (e.g., pests, such as rats, or micro-organisms, like bacteria) that are harmful to the health of humans or animals, the environment, or that cause damage to human activities. As such, biocides play an important role in everyday life and reflect a huge range of product types, from disinfectants to insecticides.

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) regulates the specific biocide products that are available in the EU/EEA and Switzerland, as well as the active substances that they contain, under the Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR). The aim of the BPR is to ensure that all marketed biocidal products perform their intended role (i.e., have efficacy) and pose a low hazard to humans, animals and the environment when used as specified.

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12 December, 2018

Are you aware of the new criteria for Endocrine Disruptors?

By Hyacinth Chin Sue

The new EU requirements for endocrine disruptor identification will impact any active ingredients (AIs) going through the renewal process and the industry is expecting a decision very soon.

Read on to find out what these requirements mean and how you can meet them.

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03 October, 2018

3 steps to achieve successful active substance renewal

By Gary Dean

The renewal process in the EU and the US for existing Active substances requires advance planning and careful and attentive management. Understand the key steps in the process by reading the final blog in the series.

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19 September, 2018

EU regulation of active substances and PPPs: what you need to know

By Gary Dean

Challenges and opportunities exist in the plant protection market and this post is designed to examine how existing active substances (ASs) are managed through the current regulatory renewal systems in the EU. Find out here.

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05 September, 2018

Are you up to speed on US regulation of active substances and PPPs?

By Gary Dean

Important patent expiries are expected in the coming year, and merger and acquisition activity among agrochemical companies is changing the competitive landscape. Against this backdrop, the history, knowledge and insight about established active substances could get ‘lost’, and such changes may pose risks for reauthorization of PPPs. Find out here.

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21 August, 2018

Preserving lifecycles: how to renew established pesticides

By Gary Dean

The regulation that governs the marketing, sale and use of pesticides is just a fact of life for us but the standards imposed are constantly evolving as our scientific insight and knowledge increases. Understand how global regulators define pesticides and their approval. Find out here.

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23 April, 2017

Will the proposed ECHA ED guidance disrupt your biocidal and PPP projects?

By David Arrowsmith

Here’s everything you need to answer that vital question. . .

In December 2016, ECHA released details of important new guidance being developed. The guidance covers how to identify substances with endocrine-disrupting (ED) properties, in plant protection and biocidal products.

It is essential to begin by defining the scope of the draft guidance. Here you’ll discover exactly what’s being proposed, and how it could affect your registration.

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