Join us at Crop Innovations and Regulations 2019

Start Date10 September 2019 09:00:00 BST
End Date12 September 2019 17:00:00 BST
LocationCrowne Plaza Barcelona - Fira Center, Barcelona, Spain
Event TypeConference
TopicEndocrine disrupting chemicals, ecotoxicology, data gaps, environmental fate, environment risk assessments
Fera AreExhibiting

Join us on stand 30 at the Crop Innovations and Regulations Event, 

Barcelona, Spain

Come and talk to us about our newly launched service to support the fight against endocrine disruptors (hormone-active substances). Last year saw the introduction of new criteria for identifying these substances in pesticides and biocides as the EU seeks to regulate endocrine disruptors more strictly. Back on 7 November 2018, the European Commission announced its intention to subject the legal provisions on endocrine disruptors to a full range of tests to determine their appropriateness as the public debate on the effects of endocrine disruptors is rapidly gaining in intensity.

As part of this year's event Fera will be launching its new Endocrine Disrupting capability;.

  • Fish physiology and reproduction
  • Endocrine disrupting chemicals
  • Combination effects of simple and complex mixtures of environmental stressors
  • Aquatic Ecotoxicology

Fully supported by a team of experts, including Karen Thorpe, an applied biologist working in the field of aquatic ecotoxicology for over 20 years. Karen understands the impacts of emerging environmental contaminants (including endocrine disruptors, pharmaceuticals, pesticides and plastics) on stress physiology and reproductive success of invertebrates and vertebrates, particularly fish. Part of Karen’s research work included a 10 year partnership with AstraZeneca in the UK, a global pharmaceutical company who focus is to push the boundaries of science to deliver life-changing medicines. This appointment bolsters an already established and well experienced team (including Steve Mattock, Rachel Benstead, Nick Jarratt & many more) in the design and conduct of ecotoxicology studies which includes studies to assess the toxicity of test articles to a range of species, including: Aquatic Ecotoxicology, Soil Organisms, Terrestrial Organisms.

What else is New at Fera?

Plant Metabolism Studies

Plant metabolism studies are carried out in order to establish the type of residues and the metabolic pathway of the test substance in plants and animals. Using a wealth of experience gained supporting plant breeders, agrochemical and biopesticide manufacturing industries, Fera Science is able to perform Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) compliant plant metabolism studies from its state-of-the-art facilities in Yorkshire.

Explore Fera's other environmental fate & ecotoxicology services today

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Terrestrial Ecotoxicology

Fera offers a wide range of standardised laboratory studies, aged residue tests as well as more complex higher tier studies under extended laboratory, glasshouse, semi-field and field conditions with standard or bespoke designs.

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Aquatic Ecotoxicology

Work with a partner with more than 20 years of experience in a wide range of study types on water quality and aquatic life. Accessing our new state-of-the-art facilities, purpose-built, high spec aquatic facility.

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Environmental Fate

Fera’s environmental fate studies include a range of regulatory compliant tests to assess the biodegradation of chemicals in soil and water.

Take a look at our new Mesocosm

CHAPs Edge-of-field Waterbody Safety Assessment Facility (E-Flows), supported by Innovate UK and developed, designed, managed & operated by Fera is to be a state of the art mesocosm providing a realistic test bed for higher tier regulatory risk assessment. The E-Flows mesocosm will be the first fully flow-through mesocosm exposure facility in Europe giving access to multiple fully flow-through streams at a field scale, which can safely receive compounds at the rates predicted to occur in the environment by models. The mesocosm will have the capability to perform controlled pulse doses for accurate realistic-to-worst-case exposures. It will have sufficient replication to reduce variation and produce reportable data against minimum detectable differences for statistical robustness and will be continuously supplied with high grade ground water, set in a high diversity wetland to ensure sufficient diversity and allow eco-recovery.

Register now to receive 25% discount with Fera's promotional code: P19CIRFS*

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