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October Newsflash 2012

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19 November 2012


2012 has proved to be another very busy year, as you'll see with some exciting group news including various events, industry developments, regulatory changes and new appointments…

Expansion of services in Denmark and Austria: EAS Group

Eurofins Agroscience Services is delighted to announce the expansion of capabilities into Denmark and Austria from the beginning of 2013. In both countries EAS will offer residue and efficacy trials for national and Pan-European registration.

In Denmark, the facility will be located in Middelfart, in central Denmark and will be managed by Karin Frederiksen an experienced study director with over 20 years industry experience.

In Austria, the facility will be located in Graz, in south east Austria and will be managed by Nikolaus Mohrenschild with considerable experience in the agroscience industry.

In both countries our expectation is to receive GEP accreditation before the start of the 2013 season.

For more information please contact Marcus Balluff

Successful GEP / GLP Inspections: EAS Group

In France, our newest field facility at Aramon, close to Avignon south of France, successfully passed GEP evaluation.

For more information please contact Lionel Tardieu (Facility Manager)

Bee Day: EAS Inc

In late September, EAS Inc, held their second bee day event at Cedar Grove Research Facility. The aim of the day was to introduce clients to the EAS apiary and highlight some of EAS Inc's honey bee research capabilities.

Clients were led on a laboratory visit followed by an apiary inspection and a field research tour including a trip to the bee tunnel to see residue and bee health studies.
One of the main attractions of the day was definitely the traditional Brazilian BBQ organised by Paleta, who comes from the Gaúcho region of southern Brazil, 'home' of the Brazilian BBQ so guests were advised to bring a healthy appetite for what was an authentic feast!

Overall the bee day event was a great success. For more information please contact our USA Ecotoxicology expert Jing Zhai

Biocidal Products Regulation (EU) No 528/2012: Eurofins Regulatory AG

The Biocidal Products Regulation entered into force on 17 July 2012 and has to be applied by 1st September 2013. At this point the Biocidal Products Directive (98/8/EC) will be repealed.

The BPR introduces a number of new measures intended to close some of the loopholes that came to light during the on-going review for the existing active substances. Most notable of these is the inclusion of new measures to cover treated articles (both manufactured in, and imported into, the EU) and the requirement for all suppliers of existing active substances who are not currently participating in the review program to submit a dossier, or letter of access to a dossier, to the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) by 1st September 2013.

The regulation also introduces a number of measures intended to simplify some of the burdens placed on industry by the BPD. The new Regulation includes the option to register product families, provides an option for Union authorisation and introduces a simplified authorisation process for products containing certain active substances.

Our specialised team will be delighted to advise you on the likely impact on your products and can offer a complete portfolio of biocides and REACH regulatory services.

For more information please contact Andreas Wais who will be happy to discuss your requirements

European Key Account Management summit: EAS Group

In mid-October over 20 Key Account Managers (KAM) joined together in Derbyshire, UK to share their experiences, ideas and plans for the next 12 months. The format was a two day workshop-style event designed to strengthen the existing KAM programme, discuss the current market and promote the importance of client relationship building.

The event was a huge success, with all KAMs finding the event informative and reinvigorating. For more information please contact Claudio Lama who will be able to discuss any questions you have regarding EAS's Key Account Management programme.

Strengthening our portfolio: EAS Group Portfolio

Our on-going commitment to developing expertise continues with the appointment of Anna Ranuzzi in France as Study Director Team in Meauzac and Christie Eisenhut joins the EAS Regulatory Affairs team as assistant. In addition, the French field team will be strengthened with the appointment of Aurélie Bonnet (Meauzac), Simon Barret (Gennes) and Alexis Collignon (St Pierre).

In Ireland, Dr Avril Rothwell joins Martin Fitzpatrick as Field Trials Agronomist at our new Castlecomer facility in County Kilkenny. We will provide more detail on our new Irish capabilities soon. For more information please contact Martin Fitzpatrick.