Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR)

Kerona Scientific will attend the ECHA Biocides Stakeholders’ Day on Tuesday 1 September 2016 in Helsinki. This is the fourth Biocides Stakeholders’ Day  organised by ECHA.   This day provides all biocides stakeholders with current information on the Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR) and the tools and resources available.   Susan Healy will represent Kerona Scientific during this event and will be happy to schedule meetings.  Please contact Susan by telephone on 00353 (0) 1 849 5284 or email info@kerona.ie. This day will focus…

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European Commission – Endocrine Disruptors – Plant Protection Products and Biocides

On 15 June 2016, the European Commission presented a package to the Council and to the European Parliament to adopt a science based approach to the identification of endocrine disruptors in both the biocides and pesticides areas. They also requested that these Offices endorse the WHO definition of endocrine disruptors. Endocrine disruptors are substances from both natural and chemical that can alter the functions of the hormonal system and consequently cause adverse effects on people or animals. The European Commission presented two draft…

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Company Name Change

    We are delighted to inform you that we are changing our name to Kerona Scientific Limited, to more accurately reflect our range of services. Our website is currently being updated to reflect our corporate name change and new regulatory team members. All our current contact details (email, phone, address, website) and banking details remain the same.  

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Our regulatory team is growing

We are delighted to welcome Louise Esmonde to our team at Kerona Scientific Ltd. Louise is finalising her Ph.D. in Earth and Natural Sciences from Trinity College Dublin (TCD). Her thesis assessed the tiered species toxicity of plant protection products on freshwater ecosystems, which allowed her to develop an in-depth knowledge of aquatic toxicity testing. Her primary degree was in Environmental Science. Louise has recently returned from Honduras where she acted as field supervisor to assist Dr. Daniel Kelly of…

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EU Commission publishes its Report on Sustainable Use of Biocides

Biocidal products, such as disinfectants, wood preservatives, insecticides, insect repellents or rodenticides, are a family of products intended to destroy or control harmful or unwanted organisms (such as viruses, bacteria, fungi, insects or vertebrate animals) that have detrimental effects on the environment, on animals, on humans, their activities or the products they use or produce. Biocidal products are used in a wide variety of ways by both industrial and professional users as well as by the general public. In 2012,…

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Launch of CRRU Ireland Best Practice Requirements for Rodent Control and Safe Use of Rodenticides

CRRU Ireland Best Practice Requirements for Rodent Control and Safe Use of Rodenticides is now available. Anticoagulant rodenticides used to kill rats and mice have been detected in many of Ireland’s top predator wildlife species. Recent scientific research has shown that these poisons now occur in 80% of our barn owls who feed mainly on mice and rats. Other rodent-eating species such as kestrels, long eared owls, kites, buzzards as well as pine martens, stoats and foxes are all vulnerable too.…

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Entrepreneur of the Year – “Fearless” – Fingal Co Council

We are delighted to announce that Dr Irene McGrath, Kerona Scientific Ltd was one of six entrepreneurs,  who was selected as a finalist to represent Fingal at the National Enterprise Awards competition. The “FEARLESS” event, one of the highlights of Enterprise Week, was hosted by RTE’s Keelin Shanley and it took place on Thursday 10th March, at the Riasc Centre, Swords. Bobby Kerr (RTE’s Dragons Den) chaired a Question & Answer session and this was preceded by a video highlighting Kerona’s services, offices…

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Regulation (EU) 528/2012 Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR) – Are you compliant?

Biocidal product manufacturers and suppliers: are you complying with Regulation (EU) 528/2012 Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR)?   There are a number of deadlines that may be applicable to your products in 2016.  We can help you meet your obligations under this Regulation to ensure you maintain your position in the market place. Please call the Biocides team for a free initial consultation on 01 849 5284 or email Audrey@Kerona.ie

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We’re growing in numbers

Audrey Quinn has joined us as our Office Manager. Audrey has most recently worked with an international IT global mobility programme in Dublin and brings with her a vast experience in office management, accountancy systems and human resource services. We welcome her to our growing team.

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Office Relocation

Kerona Scientific Ltd are very pleased to be expanding.  An increase in staff numbers means that we’ve outgrown our previous office space.  On 1 February 2016, we moved into a larger office space on the ground floor at 30 Thomas Hand Street, so we haven’t moved too far!!!   Our postal address and all of our telephone numbers remain the same.

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