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

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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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Upcoming 2016 Conference Attendance

ECCA/ECPA Crop Protection European Regulatory Conference Dr Irene McGrath and Susan Healy of Kerona Scientific Ltd look forward to attending the upcoming Crop Protection European Regulatory Conference on 9th and 10th March 2016 at Hotel Le Plaza, Brussels organised by ECPA and ECCA, in partnership. If you would like to meet Irene or Susan to discuss your potential European Regulatory projects, please email or telephone Audrey on +353 1 849 5705.

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