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UK – Derogation to the BPR for hand sanitisers 

kelly sikkema WIYtZU3PxsI unsplashWith the on-going public health crisis that has arisen from the Covid-19 pandemic, the availability of hand sanitisers is playing an important role in fighting the spread of the disease. With the huge increase in demand that is now being witnessed for hand sanitizers, it has rarely been more important to ensure that such products can be readily brought to market to help prevent supply shortages. 

As a means of improving the availability of hand sanitisers on the UK market, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has utilised Article 55 of the Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR) which enables them to make short term derogations to the requirements for product authorisations in situations of public health emergencies. 

Under this derogation, propan-2-ol hand sanitisers do not require authorisation according to the BPR in order to be placed on the UK market. A derogation certificate can be obtained for these products from HSE, on the condition that they meet the WHO formulation requirements. 

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Nobel Prize 2020

What a remarkable achievement!

As a Plants for the Future European Technology Platform observer, we were delighted to read that the 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry is being awarded to Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer A. Doudna, for the development of a method for genome editing.

ETP 'This is a great acknowledgement of a revolutionary technology that is already having a huge impact on all fields of life sciences!' We couldn't have put it better ourselves! Many congratulations to Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer A. Doudna.

If you would like full details of The Nobel Prize Press Release 2020 then please click here: Nobel Prize Press Release 2020; and for full details of the European Plant Science Organisation Statement please click here: ESPO Statement.

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Are you interested in protecting crops sustainably?

Feeding the future social media image.jfifEnviresearch is proud to sponsor the online event ‘Feeding the Future: Can we protect crops sustainably’ on 5-7 October 2020.  This event will be a chance to hear some of the foremost thinkers on the deep questions of crop protection and sustainability and to learn about some of the emerging technologies that will shape the world to come.

The serious stuff is on Monday and Wednesday: plenary sessions with headline speakers.  The fun stuff is on Tuesday, with careers advice, tours of research facilities, student posters and demonstrations of commercial products (including the Acre modelling tool for environmental risk assessment of pesticides).  There is something for everyone and it is free to attend!

For full details of this exciting event and to register simply click on this link:


Exciting New recruit!

We are delighted to welcome Helen Pye to the team!

Helen is joining us as a Senior Regulatory Affairs Consultant, bringing nine years of experience in Regulatory Affairs. She will be focusing on data gap analysis reports, technical equivalence assessments and consumer risk assessments for Plant Protection Products, Biocidal product registration and REACH dossiers. If you would like to explore Helens career history please click here:

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Acre Webinar

Speed. Accuracy. Insight.  Acre - Taking Environmental Fate to the Next Level

Acre webinar now available to watch online

The webinar (held 12 August) explains our new Acre (Assessment of Chemical Risks to the Environment) services and how they can be used to improve your plant protection product registrations. 

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