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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

China: A country in transition; EAS China

China has become arguably the largest production base of pesticides in the world and a significant exporter. However, most pesticides produced in China are generic products, and the Chinese pesticide industry faces problems such as overcapacity, vast domestic competition, lack of global brands and low added value.

China is now committed to improving the pesticide industry's structure and increasing competitiveness in the global market as per the 12th Five-Year Guideline (2011-2015). Link to full article

Please contact our Chinese representative Texas Zhou for any queries you may have.

                                                     

New expert staff; EAS Spain

As of March 24th, 2014 we are pleased to announce that David Peris, an expert in ecotoxicology has joined our team in Spain.  With more than 8 years' experience in a wide range of different ecotox studies, David has previously worked for the Spanish CRO Trialcamp.

With his experience and knowledge, he will lead the Ecotox group in Spain and develop this area over the coming years.

If you would like to discuss anything with David, please contact him at David Peris

                                                        

CIR Accreditation to 2016; EAS Germany, UK & France

We are pleased to announce that EAS GmbH (Germany) amd EAS Ltd (UK) have received the crédit d'impôt recherche (CIR) accreditation.  This tax research credit is a financial support to encourage the efforts of the companies involved in research and development activities. In addition. the CIR accreditation for EAS Chem (Hamburg) and also, for our EAS entities in France has been renewed for another three years.

If you would like to discuss this, please contact Joerg Euler (Germany), Dave Clark (UK) or Christophe Narboux (France)

                                                            

A full service, all year round; EAS Global

EAS Group has worked hard over the past few years to establish a truly global, in house service for the agroscience industry and, following the acquisition of Agrisearch (Australia and NZ) in September 2013, we believe that this goal has been realised.  To view locations globally, please see our interactive map.

Our presence in the southern hemisphere means that there is no 'off-season' in terms of conducting studies - with locations across LATAM, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand, EAS can offer a full portfolio of services all year round.  So whether you need import tolerance studies, off season screening, or residue and efficacy trials to support regional registrations, we can support you.

For more information on global capabilities and locations, please contact Dave Clark

                                                                 

New facility for glasshouse and rain simulator studies; EAS UK

The upgrading of our rainfall simulator at Wilson is now complete and we are able to conduct pot scale studies to generate rainfastness data under GEP or GLP accreditations.  Please follow the link for more information.

With the ongoing facility improvement project at Wilson, the glasshouse is being reconstructed to offer increased capability - it will be a state of the art facility offering studies on a range of protected crops, everything from early screening studies through to ornamentals and various resistance testing.

For more information, please contact Joe Martin

                                                                      

Worker Exposure/DFR Studies; EAS Global

There is increasing demand for DFR (Dislodgeable Foliar Residue) studies which generate data for worker exposure risk assessment. A lack of data for use in the EU means current default values used by regulators result in many compounds failing a Tier 1 risk assessment. Lower default values may be agreed once the EFSA Guidance Document for assessing risks to operators, workers, bystanders and residents is finalised, but for now there is likely to be a continued demand for DFR studies.

Eurofins Agroscience Services can provide for all your exposure and risk assessment needs.  With extensive experience in conducting DFR studies, we can offer a wide range of field and protected crops worldwide and a promise that your study will be conducted by an expert team.

For further information on DFR studies, or to discuss you global exposure assessment needs, please contact Richard Glass

And finally, we have started with our first solitary bee studies despite an unusual early spring this year.  The studies will be a blueprint for future solitary bee studies. Bees are provided with first class accommodation as seen on the photos