Biocides | Profile / expertise

Since the implementation of the Biocidal Products Directive, EBRC was responsible for the notification of more than 25 biocidal active substances (including compilation, submission and defence of comprehensive IUCLID 4 data sets).

EBRC has subsequently been actively involved in the preparation of full dossiers in support of Annex I inclusion of active substances, including environmental, occupational and consumer risk assessments. The range of active substances that EBRC has notified and further covers almost the entire range of 23 product types as defined in the BPD directive.

EBRC has been entrusted with the preparation of a large number of dossiers in support of existing substances from all four priority list, such as:

  • Wood preservatives (PT 08) and rodenticides (PT 14), submitted until March 2004
  • Insecticides (PT 18), submitted until April 2006
  • Disinfectants (PTs 1, 2, 3 and 4), submitted until July 2007
  • Preservatives and other biocidal product types (PTs 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 15, 17, 20, 22 and 23), submitted until October 2008

To date, all applications for Annex I inclusion prepared by EBRC that have completed the review programme have been successful.

EBRC continues taking care of dossiers for active substances that currently still in the EU review process.

EBRC has further started preparing dossiers applying for national authorisation of biocidal products based on active substances included in Annex I, some of which were already submitted.

Critical, board-certified toxicological expertise is available for the validation and interpretation of animal studies, including study monitoring and coordination of complete toxicological data packages. EBRC’s staff further encompasses a wide range of specialists, including agricultural and horticultural scientists and engineers, soil scientists, biologists, biochemists, statisticians and IT specialists.