Biocides [CRFS]

Gain support for biopesticide registration and management

Often favored for being less toxic than conventional pesticides, biopesticides are derived from natural materials and living organisms, have the ability to target specific pests, are effective in smaller quantities, are less likely to be resistant, and typically decompose rapidly. Like pesticides, however, biopesticides are still heavily regulated for safety and efficacy. Exponent's chemical regulations team has extensive experience with crop protection and regulatory strategy and can provide a complete and tailored service to support the registration and management of biocontrol agents.

Leverage regulated chemical expertise to achieve biopesticide registration.

Prior to marketing and selling pesticides in the U.S., biopesticide manufacturers must seek preapproval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Biopesticides and Pollution Prevention Division (BPPD). Focused on eliminating adverse effects on humans and the environment, the BPPD evaluates biopesticide projects on the basis of chemistry, toxicology, and product performance, as outlined in guidelines established under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). Meeting these stringent requirements and various targets along the lengthy registration process requires careful consideration and guidance.

Our Chemical Regulation & Food Safety consultants have extensive expertise gained from previous working experience in the crop protection industry, as well as working alongside regulatory authorities and contract research organizations. As a result of this experience, we can provide comprehensive regulatory strategy consulting to assist clients in achieving EPA biopesticide approval. Our regulatory strategy capabilities include product efficacy testing and interpretation of results; placing, monitoring, interpreting data, and reporting on the outcome of product efficacy studies; and packaging, submitting, and monitoring tolerance petitions and exemptions.