Biocidal products are used daily in a broad range of application areas: to protect human health, improve hygiene, extend the shelf life of numerous products, or help sustain smooth production processes. This is achieved by targeted use of biocides against harmful organisms, such as fungi, bacteria, algae, viruses, insects or other organisms.
The authorization of biocidal products and their active ingredients is subject to a systematic but complex authorization procedure according to the Biocidal Product Regulation (EU) 528/2012 (BPR).
We have more than 20 years' experience preparing dossiers for biocidal active substances and biocidal products in different product categories on behalf of our clients. Fraunhofer ITEM can support its clients with any scientific and regulatory issues. This includes the evaluation of all data, identification and assessment of critical substances, and dossier preparation and submission.
For questions beyond standard toxicology, we develop tailored solutions for our clients by applying read-across/bridging principles or integrated testing strategies, such as in-vitro methods.
Our aim is to point out risks to health and the environment, to reduce these, and at the same time not to lose sight of the desired efficacy against harmful target organisms.