Get a head start on active substances coming through the EU BPR review programme

Undertake the key activities now to facilitate a streamlined authorisation process.

It's never too early to start preparing for a biocidal product’s authorisation under the Biocidal Product Regulation (BPR). Ahead of data gap analysis, get to know the product inside and out by developing a core product foundation that covers everything from formulation, packaging, specific uses and claims. Data gap analysis is usually the first step taken by companies undergoing authorisation of a biocidal product. However, building a core foundation for the product ahead of this can make the process more efficient and effective.

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Biocides regulatory guidance

Great Britain

Covering a diverse group of products including disinfectants, preservatives, pest control, anti-fouling and embalming products, the primary regulation governing biocides is the GB Biocidal Products Regulation (GB BPR).

European Union

The EU Biocidal Products Regulation 528/2012 (BPR) concerns market access and use of biocidal active substances and products in the European Union. 

United States

The Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) is the federal statute governing pesticide regulation in the US, including antimicrobial pesticides.


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