We perform developmental and efficacy tests, and clinical trials for product registration, on all types of insect repellent technologies. This includes skin-applied repellent formulations (sprays, pumps, roll-ons, lotions, sunscreens, impregnated wipes/textiles) and spatial repellents (household products, insect repellent coils, liquid repellents/emanators).
In the laboratory, we perform the ‘Arm-in-Cage’ test to evaluate the effective dose and complete protection time of a topical repellent. For spatial repellents, we would conduct testing in our unique free flight rooms to observe insect behaviour under a more natural settings.
We also have access to many field sites around the world to test repellents in appropriate locations (household or village scale) to evaluate complete protection time and/or effects on disease transmission.
All testing is based on World Health Organisation (WHO) recommended guidelines and is performed to the highest international standards, adhering to Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and Good Clinical Practice (GCP) processes and regulations.