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As a member of the UK GLP compliance monitoring programme, we conduct efficacy testing of a range of consumer products and vector control interventions. This includes small-scale, development testing, for product development, through to large-scale clinical, intervention trials.

Repellents

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.

Insecticidal
products

We perform developmental and full evaluation testing of insecticide-treated products including long lasting insecticide treated nets (LLINs), indoor residual sprays (IRS), mechanical insecticides, new insecticide formulations, paints and textiles.

In the laboratory, we perform the WHO cone, tube, tunnel and sphere tests, to evaluate the toxicity and residual activity of insecticide-treated materials and surfaces.

We also have access to many field sites around the world for full evaluation of insecticide-treated products, which are suitable for community level interventions with baseline data on the entomology and epidemiology of malaria and other vector-borne diseases.

All testing is based on WHO recommended guidelines and is performed to the highest international standards, adhering to GLP and GCP processes and regulations.

Attractants
(lures and traps)

Our GCP and GLP-compliant team have extensive experience and expertise in chemical ecology studies and can design quality testing of lures, using olfactometers, and traps, using free flight rooms, for almost any insect, in the laboratory and in the field.

We can also assist with the identification of novel attractants and lures using chemical ecology techniques.

Intervention
studies

Our team is experienced in the design, implement, management and monitoring of large-scale community-based intervention trials to evaluate tools, such as bed nets, insecticides, traps and repellents, as well as educational and behaviour-change campaigns.

We conduct studies in many countries in South East Asia, South America and sub-Saharan Africa, to evaluate products, by collecting robust and impactful entomological and epidemiological data.

Our team will work with you to design a bespoke intervention study with maximum impact.

After-bite
treatments

Our GCP and GLP-compliant scientists can perform in-vivo development tests and full clinical trials of creams, lotions, gels and other devices that that are designed to treat and/or provide relief to insect bites, and we are experienced in working to MHRA requirements.

Efficacy Testing and Field Trials

Veterinary
health

Our GCP and GLP-compliant team of scientists offer laboratory and field testing of products designed to detect and protect livestock and domestic animals against nuisance and vector arthropods such as midges, horseflies, stable flies and house flies.

We collaborate with the UK’s most renowned veterinary research institutions and have access to field sites, and veterinary practices, across the UK and Europe.

Efficacy Testing and Field Trials