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The Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR, Regulation (EU) 528/2012) introduced new rules on the placing on the market of active substances and biocidal products (BP): biocides and biocidal products families require specific authorizations, and all active substances contained in the product must be previously approved.

The Regulation establishes:

  • that ECHA is the competent authority;
  • 23 product-types, organized in 4 main groups;
  • that a biocidal product containing or generating a biocidal substance, cannot be made available on the EU market starting from 1 September 2015, if the substance supplier or product supplier is not included in the Article 95 List for the specific product type and supplier.

 

The new Regulation focuses on biocidal products evaluation on the basis of recent scientific and technological knowledge. Information requirements to be provided for the authorization include physico-chemical and technical properties, stability, effectiveness, toxicological and eco-toxicological properties.

 

Mérieux NutriSciences meets manufacturers and importers’ needs on the BPR with suitable analytical strategies:

  • Effectiveness against target organisms
  • Physico-Chemical Tests
  • Stability
  • Toxicological & Eco-toxicological studies
  • Consultancy and regulatory support

Our most common tests and services

All our Tests and Services

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

Five-batch analysis
Preliminary screening analysis

Testing for substance characterization

Physical and chemical properties
Technical properties of formulated products

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

Bacterial reverse mutation test
In vitro mammalian cell micronucleus test
In vivo mammalian erythrocyte micronucleus test 
In vitro mammalian cell gene mutation test

Ecotoxicological tests
    Aquatic toxicity
    Effects on terrestrial organisms

Environmental fate and behavior tests

Physical and chemical properties
Technical properties of formulated products