COVID-19 has caused great disruptions around the world, but regulatory deadlines and rules remain in place, and companies must ensure they meet their requirements. Kerona Scientific remains fully operational and committed to helping you with your regulatory needs.

Hand sanitisers and other disinfectant products are crucial in the fight against the virus, and as some companies switch production to meet the demand, it’s important to remember that these are biocides subject to the Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR). The active substance review programme under the BPR means that products containing certain biocidal active substances (e.g., ethanol) fall under transitional measures and national rules, whereas others (e.g., isopropyl alcohol) must go through the full European procedure for product authorisation.

If you’re unsure what is required for your biocidal product, Kerona Scientific can advise you and help prepare the necessary documentation. The national authorities are working to fast-track products used in the COVID-19 emergency.

Meanwhile, in the world of plant protection products, the 5th Renewal Programme for active substances is underway. This programme covers active substances whose approval expires between 1 January 2022 and 31 December 2024. For many of these substances, the deadline for applications is just months away. Kerona Scientific can help your company address outstanding issues and ensure your application is of the necessary quality.

If you would like to know more about how either of these topics could affect your business, contact the Kerona team via info@kerona.ie or +353 1 849 5284.