5th Annual European Regulatory Conference on Biocides: The Expanding Active Substance Review

Date: 7 February 2017

Venue: Sheraton Airport Hotel, Brussels

Price: £550 + VAT

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The conference will concentrate on the general registration and authorisation of biocidal products as well as the challenges surrounding in situ active substances and treated articles with key focus on the practicalities of supporting these types of biocides.

This year has seen an expansion in the range of active substances included in the EU review programme for biocides, with applications submitted for in situ generated substances and for substances that have come into the review programme as a result of their  incorporation into treated articles. The evaluation of these substance types brings new challenges - especially in the area of efficacy and in the definition of the biocidal product. Further expansion of the review is expected during 2017 with the inclusion of re-defined substances captured under Article 13 of Regulation (EU) No 1062/2014 for which dossiers have yet to be submitted.

The conference will attract speakers with a broad range of BPR expertise and will importantly provide ample opportunity for networking with key individuals who have direct experience of navigating through the regulations with in situ actives and treated articles. 


7 February 2017

08:00 - 09:00 Registration and refreshments
09.00 - 09.10 Introduction to Conference
Chair: David Ashworth (TSGE Consulting)
09.10 - 09.40 Update on ECHA activities including development of efficacy guidance and IT tools
Outi Priha (ECHA)
09.40 - 10.10 In situ Biocides – the journey continues
Dr. Mike Baldry (Antec International Ltd)
10.10 - 10.40 Morning Break
10.40 - 11.10 Industry view on the challenges associated with the regulation of treated articles under the Biocides Regulation
Ian Watt (Dow Microbial Control)
11.10 - 11.40 In situ production of active chlorine - current obligations for device manufacturers
Tatjana Röder (Aquagroup AG)
11.40 - 12.00 Q&A session
12.00 – 13.00 Lunch
13.00 – 13.30 The impact of the inclusion of a new in situ industry sector ‘within scope’ of the BPR, and how those companies have met the challenge 
Ian Pepper (Biotactix Consulting Limited)
13.30 – 14.00 Data sharing principles, lessons from the Board of Appeal
Darren Abrahams (Steptoe & Johnson LLP)
14.00 – 14.30 Afternoon break
14.30 – 15.00 Risk assessment for in situ generated biocides: tips, tricks and pitfalls based on a practical example
Hans Marquart (Triskelion B.V.)
15.00 – 16.00 Panel discussion on impact of Brexit on European biocide producers
16.00 - 16.20 Q&A session
16.20 Close of Conference

To view the Biocides 2017 speaker biographies, please click here.

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