Smithers offers extensive experience in analyzing active ingredients, residue analysis, and detecting contaminants in less-than-pure substances. These analytical chemistry techniques translate well to assessing biocides, the group of pesticide, fungicide, and herbicide chemicals and microorganisms used to manage the activity or growth of living organisms. Our team relies on conventional analytical chemistry, state-of-the-art instrumentation, defined analysis matrices, and incorporating non-conventional techniques to gain perspective on difficult and low-abundance materials.
In the US, regulatory information about pesticides (including biocides) falls under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA)
, also known as the EPA Pesticides Act, and may also be subject to the criteria defined under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA)
. In the EU, approving active substances and authorizing biocidal products falls under the European Biocidal Products Regulation (EU BPR) 528/2012
of the European Commission and is supported by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA)
. Smithers will partner with you to develop and execute a test plan to assess that the compliance of your biocides meets the applicable regulations.