The quality of agrochemicals (such as plant protection products) and biocidal products used in the industrial sector has a direct impact on the environment and human health. 

In order to be granted approval by government authorities, products must meet high quality standards and comply with safety regulations.

Mérieux NutriSciences provides highly specialized technical and analytical services for the worldwide registration and regulatory compliance of agrochemicals, biocides and chemicals (*).

Our safety and quality services provide the world’s leading manufacturers with reliable scientific data, including laboratory data and field studies, to determine the safety and efficacy of products. We ensure that products comply with international standards across an extensive range of parameters, including:

  • Quality control and stability studies 
  • Physicochemical and technical properties 
  • Five-batch analysis and substance characterization 
  • Mutagenicity studies 
  • Toxicological studies 
  • Ecotoxicological studies and environmental fate and behavior studies 
  • Biocide efficacy studies 
  • Regulatory support and consultancy 

Mérieux NutriSciences offers scientific excellence, top-level quality standards (GLP/OECD, ISO 17025), and best-in-class services according to good laboratory practices (GLP).

(*) Application of European regulations:

All our Tests and Services

Mérieux NutriSciences offers a comprehensive range of highly complex analyses for the registration and quality control of agrochemicals and biocidal products like:

  • Physicochemical and technical properties
  • Determination of active substances and impurities
  • Stability studies

Mérieux NutriSciences can provide support in the development and validation of methods suitable for the quantitative determination and identification of active ingredients and toxicologically relevant or other impurities, in both agrochemicals and biocides.

  • Five-batch analysis
  • Preliminary screening analysis

Mérieux NutriSciences can provide support for the full characterization of well-defined and UVCB substances, as well as compliance with the requirements of Annex VI of the REACH regulation.

Tests suitable for evaluating the physical and chemical properties of technical products, active substances and formulated products.

Toxicological tests to assess the potential health hazards of agrochemicals, biocidal products and other chemicals.

Predict the genotoxic potential of a substance, to identify genotoxic carcinogens at an early stage and to understand the mechanism by which some carcinogens and reproductive or developmental toxicants induce germ-line mutations that can lead to inherited disorders. Our experts conduct mutagenic tests according to good laboratory practices (GLP) and all worldwide quality and safety standards.

  • Bacterial reverse mutation test 
  • In vitro mammalian cell micronucleus test
  • In vivo mammalian erythrocyte micronucleus test
  • In vitro mammalian cell gene mutation test - Mouse lymphoma assay

Testing services to assess the environmental risk of agrochemicals and biocidal products, as well as the expertise to help you with global regulations.

Ecotoxicological tests:

  • Aquatic toxicity
  • Effects on terrestrial organisms

Environmental fate and behavior tests

Studies to assess the efficacy of biocidal products.

Support in the registration of biocidal products in compliance with Regulation (EU) No. 528/2012 and chemicals in compliance with Regulation (EC) No.1907/2006 (REACH).