BPR application and re-registration of biocidal products based on active chlorine

Catherine Alhaddad of Kerona Scientific attended the CTGB Workshop on BPR application and re-registration of biocidal products based on active chlorine released from sodium hypochlorite, calcium hypochlorite and chlorine, which was held at the CTGB in Ede on the 20th of June 2017. The active substances sodium hypochlorite, calcium hypochlorite and chlorine are authorised for use in several product types (PTs). Following the expected approval date of January 2019, the re-registration of all biocides based on these active substances (ASs)…

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EU Member States endorse proposal on endocrine disruptors

Proposed scientific criteria to identify endocrine disruptors under the plant protection products (PPP) legislation are to be adopted following a vote by EU Member States representatives in Brussels on 4 July. The WHO defines an endocrine disruptor as “an exogenous substance or mixture that alters function(s) of the endocrine system and consequently causes adverse health effects in an intact organism, or its progeny, or (sub)populations”. Although consumers are protected from endocrine disruptors by existing legislation, no formal criteria have been…

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Agribusiness Trade Summit – Crop Protection Products

Kerona Scientific is delighted to attend the Agribusiness Global Trade Summit in Bally’s Las Vegas, USA in August 2017, the World’s premier sourcing event.  This trade summit provides market data intelligence that helps companies drive their businesses forward with information on growing and emerging markets around the world.  We look forward to this opportunity to meet manufacturers and suppliers of crop protection products.  If you would like to meet with us during this event to discuss your regulatory needs, please…

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We are growing and growing!

We are delighted to welcome Ieva Balaisyte  to the Kerona Regulatory team. Ieva has a degree in chemical and pharmaceutical sciences from Dublin City University, and has worked as a process and environmental scientist for a global pharmaceutical company. At Kerona, Ieva specialises in the environmental and ecotoxicology sections of plant protection dossiers, commissioning and monitoring studies and preparing study summaries and risk assessments for EU dRR dossiers.  Ieva is a native Lithuanian and Russian speaker, and manages applications to…

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Another addition to our Regulatory Team

We are delighted to welcome Jim Shine to the Kerona Regulatory team. Jim has a B.Sc. in Microbiology and a Diploma in Computer Science, and is an accredited member of the U.K. Society of Indexers, having worked in the publishing of scientific journals for over 14 years. At Kerona, Jim specialises in conducting scientific literature searches according to EFSA requirements, risk assessments for soil organisms (micro-organisms, earthworms and non-target arthropods) and dossier preparation for microbials.

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Expansion of our Regulatory Team

I am delighted to announce Catherine Alhaddad is the latest addition to the regulatory team at Kerona Scientific. Catherine is a specialist in regulatory toxicology, human health exposure modelling and risk assessment, physical-chemical properties and analytical methodology. Catherine has a B.Sc. in Chemistry from the Applied Sciences University (Jordan) and an M.Sc. in Analytical Toxicology from University of Jordan. She has a broad range of scientific experience including laboratory management and HPLC, AAS and UV instrumentation. She began working in…

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Expansion of our Services

We are delighted to announce the opening of our new offices in Madrid, Spain, situated at Paseo de la Castellana. This development positions us to expand the services currently offered in the Southern European region. If you would like to discuss your regulatory needs, please send an email to info@kerona.ie or contact the team on +34 912 865667.

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CLP Regulation: Chemical products with old labels off the shelves by 1 June

Beginning 1 June 2017, all chemical products placed on the market will have to be labelled in accordance with the Classification, Labelling and Packing (CLP) Regulation. The CLP Regulation entered into force in January 2009, and with the transition period now ending, it is the only legislation that applies in the classification and labelling of both substances and mixtures. The 1 June deadline means that the hazard pictogram in the shape of an orange square can no longer be used,…

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Biocides Symposium 2017 – Barcelona, Spain

Dr Irene McGrath and Alejandra Querol attended the Biocides Symposium 2017 last 9th and 10th of May 2017 in the Novotel Barcelona city, Spain. This event was organised by Chemical Watch focusing on Regulation (EU) No 528/2012 (the BPR) and analysed in depth the product authorisation and active substance processes foreseen within the Regulation. The symposium featured presentations from the European Commission, the European Chemicals Agency and many EU Member States. With regard to the Review Programme progress, 33% of…

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Chemical Watch and Chemical Risk Manager Expo 2017 – Berlin

Catherine Alhaddad recently attended the Chemical Watch and Chemical Risk Manager EXPO 2017 which was held in Berlin on the 25th and 26th of April 2017. This was Chemical Watch and Chemical Risk Manager’s first Expo and focused on REACH in the run up to the 2018 deadline. As the REACH 2018 deadline is for the lowest tonnage bands, the substances involved are quite “data light” meaning that there is not a lot of data available to fulfil the data…

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