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Q1 News update from EAS Group

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Thursday, February 28, 2013

**Stop Press - EAS Ltd (Ireland) has been awarded GEP Accreditation - click here for the full story**


As we head towards spring, we have some exciting news to kick start the year and the new growing season…

Expanding our portfolio In Denmark and Austria: EAS Group

The start of 2013 brings some new additions to the Eurofins Agroscience Services portfolio with two new facilities founded in Denmark and Austria.

The Danish facility is located in Middelfart, in central Denmark and will be managed by Karin Frederiksen. Karin is an experienced study director with over 25 years' experience in the agroscience industry.

Karin has enjoyed a varied career working initially in the seed industry in Germany and then progressed to working on GLP (residue, soil dissipation and ecotox) and GEP (insecticides and fungicides) plus variety trials.

In Austria, the facility will be headed by Nikolaus Mohreschild and located in Graz in the south east of the country. Nikolaus has a wealth of industry experience combining his agrochemical experience with several sales and marketing roles. He has a strong agricultural background and brings a wealth of industry contacts.

We are currently applying for GEP recognition for both facilities and it is expected this will be received in time for the start of the 2013 season.

For more information please contact  Karin Frederiksen and  Nikolaus Mohrenschildt.

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ISO accreditation for Eurofins Molecular Diagnostics: EAS Group

Eurofins Molecular Diagnostics, based at EAS Wilson, Derbyshire, is pleased to announce ISO9001:2008 accreditation was achieved in early January for their testing services.

The laboratory can offer a range of diagnostic tests for crop pathogens and pests including potato cyst nematodes, viral, bacterial and fungal species.  Method development and validation services are also available on request.  

Technologies available include enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) and real-time PCR. A new diagnostic test for free living nematodes will be launched this year offering a DNA based quantitative detection method.  For further information or enquiries please contact


Change of Legal Entity: EAS UK

With effect from 1st March 2013, the analytical part of the UK business will be split into its own legal entity. This means a Company name change, from Eurofins Agroscience Services Ltd to Eurofins Agroscience Services Chem Ltd.   EAS Chem Ltd is now a registered Company in its own right (Registered number 8338050).  The rest of the UK Company remains Eurofins Agroscience Services Ltd.

For further information, please contact Steven Jones


New sprayer: EAS Germany

EAS Germany has ordered a new, high tech tunnel sprayer for vine and apple/pear/plum trials for southern Germany. It will be delivered in April and will allow EAS to offer efficacy, selectivity and residue trials using tunnel sprayers in the relevant crops in Rhineland-Palatinate, Hessen and Baden-Württemberg.

For more information please contact Marcus Balluff


Potato Blight Demonstration 2013: EAS Group

It may seem some time away based on the current winter temperatures, however it is time to start thinking about the late summer potato blight demonstration day.

In 2012, late blight conditions nationwide were the highest since 2007. With trial spaces already beginning to fill at this early stage, we hope to see even more interest in 2013.

In 2013, we will run trials in Lancashire, Pembrokeshire and two sites near Derbyshire with the potential for an additional trial site in Ireland depending on the level of interest.

For more information please contact Joe Martin or  Owen Scrimshaw.


Summary of client survey results 2012: EAS Group

Following on from our 2012 client feedback survey, we're happy to be sharing some results with you today.  All in all, feedback was very positive with 85% of participants giving us top marks for professionalism.  Our technical expertise rated highly too - thank you!  Technical capabilities and know how are at the very core of our activities - without the dedication and technical input of our in house experts, combined with the latest equipment and tools, we wouldn't be able to offer the expansive portfolio that you see today.

A huge 99% of respondents commended our efforts in growing the EAS Group portfolio of services - thank you for recognizing our efforts; we're trying hard to meet your needs.

Any questions?  Please contact Lou Williams Lou Williams


Frozen specimen shipments: EAS Group (EU-wide)

EAS Group can now offer a frozen specimen shipment service in the EU to its clients.

Through our expert knowledge and experienced staff across Europe, Eurofins Agroscience Services can provide specimen shipment services from field site(s) to your chosen destination in confidence that your specimens will arrive in the required condition.

Our staff are available to advise, understanding any specific requirements and providing bespoke solutions to suit each client's individual logistic needs. With a combination of our own vehicles and a well-established portfolio of approved logistic partners, we operate an outstanding network of frozen specimen shipments (≥ -18oC) across 10 countries, and with capabilities for specimen shipments Europe wide.

Using our extensive network of offices and laboratories across Europe we are able to store specimens short term if required and then bulk ship to your final destination.  All our frozen storage is secure and GLP Data Logged.  Shipment temperatures are continuously monitored using GLP Data Loggers and full reports can be supplied.  We expect to introduce Barcode Tracking of specimens and packages during 2013.

For more information on this service, please contact Jason Adcock


Biopesticide services: EAS Group

Biopesticides, including product categories such as microbes, biochemicals, plant growth regulators, insect growth regulators, beneficials, essential oils, and pheromones, are growing in importance year on year with the market expected to total $2.1 billion in 2012 (figures not out yet), and surpass $3.7 billion in 2017, a CAGR of 12%.

The pesticide industry is responding to this growing demand by bringing new biopesticide products to the market - we are also seeing a rise in mergers and acquisitions globally in the biopesticide arena.

Our in house expertise in biopesticide product development and registration is designed to support you 'from the bench to the field'.'  EAS Group can advise and support your biopesticide development program, offering the trials and analytical services needed for registration of your product, including laboratory and greenhouse efficacy screening for early stage herbicide, insecticide, fungicide, bactericide, nematicide and algicide product candidates, regulatory efficacy studies for local, international and global submissions, regulatory GLP ecotoxicology studies (beneficial insects, birds, fish, Daphnia, etc.), regulatory product chemistry studies (five batch, storage stability, etc.)

For further information on biopesticide services in the EU, please contact Richard Brereton - in the USA, please contact Marja Koivunen directly