Almost everybody agreesthat biopesticides product approval is an expensive, lengthy, and confusing process for companies and for authorities.
If you wish there was a way to reduce the burden of new product registrations, we have great news for you – a solution already exists! Multinational chemical companies have been taking advantage of global harmonisation for chemical pesticides for the past 15 years already. However, almost no biopesticide company has taken this route yetsimply because the option is not sufficiently known.
The World BioProtection Forum (WBF) and IDRG.eu are now organising a series of virtual seminars to discuss the progress in global harmonization. Join Dr.Imme Gerke, Global Regulatory Strategist at IDRG.eu, Germany, for a series of virtual seminars on “Global Harmonization of Biopesticides” to find out how you can get your biopesticides to market in more countries, more quickly, using a Global Joint Review system that is already available.
Current regulations for plant protection products are based on guidelines developed by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), an intergovernmental organisation with 38 member-states and many observer-states. Member countries of the OECD follow the same guidelines, data requirements and templates for joint reviews of new biopesticides.
Due to the similarities in requirements across these member countries, the OECD supports the option of ‘Joint Review’, which gives participating countries the opportunity to share the review work and to reach compatible regulatory decisions going through that process. Since 2007, there have been 52Global Joint Reviews for chemical pesticides using the OECD Joint Review platform.
Yes, it can! But not a single joint review has yet been performed for a biocontrol product.
We want to change that.
Join Imme on Thursday 29th September 2022 for the first in a series of seminars explaining how biopesticide companies can use the OECD joint review system to achieve global harmonization for new products.
WBF is a non-profit organisation that encourages collaboration between the biocontrol industry and academia in the AgriTech sector. Our goal is to connect different stakeholders who can work together to ensure the successful development and commercialisation of biocontrol products.
As well as supporting this series of virtual seminars, the WBF is running a regulatory campaign to reform regulations for biopesticides in the UK (as the country is looking to revise regulations post-Brexit and is welcoming suggestions at this time. Part of the campaign includes a focus on encouraging applicants for new biopesticides to follow a route for joint review at the time of pre-submission meetings with the HSE, and to help make more biopesticide companies aware of this process.
The WBF is dedicated to connecting stakeholders from across the Agri Bio / Agritech, with the goal of overcoming the hurdles and challenges that seem to hinder the progress of innovation and commercialisation. For more information about the WBF and our activities, visit www.worldbioprotectionforum.com