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SGS offers flexible and impartial services to support the development and registration of plant protection products (PPPs).

Agrochemical companies developing PPPs face a long and difficult process to complete the necessary testing and trials to bring new products to market. Overall, it can take seven to ten years to fully develop a new product. There are two key phases, approval of the active substance and registration of the formulation. Each product must undergo studies pertaining to the following dossier sections:

  • Physical and chemical properties
  • Efficacy
  • Method development/validation
  • Mammalian toxicology*
  • Residues and metabolism 
  • Environmental fate of active metabolites
  • Ecotoxicology 

Project management, by SGS’s Regulatory Affairs team, can help smooth this process, from initial testing to regulatory review and finally on to the market. Partnering with SGS enables agrochemical companies to focus on what they do best – developing new products – while experienced regulatory managers design and co-ordinate a strategy to encompass requisite laboratory tests, field trials, and modelling.

With an extensive network of GLP laboratories and GEP field trial stations across Europe and the rest of the world, SGS can place studies in specialist analytical laboratories with state-of-the-art equipment, and can select field sites that meet the requirements of the destination markets.

Pesticides, Biopesticides, Fertilisers, Biostimulants & Seed Treatments

SGS regulatory specialists can evaluate existing data, advise on study requirements, manage study programmes, assess results, and prepare documentation for national or zonal registration of new or existing plant protection products.

To be successful, PPP registrations require a thorough understanding of the current regulations. Our experts have that knowledge and can deliver the following services, and/or compile complete registration dossiers, according to your needs:

  • Data gap analysis
  • Study management and risk assessment preparation
  • Pesticide exposure modelling
  • Biological Assessment Dossier 
  • Draft Registration Report (including specific national addenda)
  • MRL calculations and JMPR dossier
  • Classification: Safety Data Sheet and label

Covering every aspect of the PPP registration process, our team provide essential technical advice on legislation interpretation, methodology refinement, data extrapolation, and risk mitigation to ensure that a product best meets criteria.

SGS provides a bespoke independent resource tailored to your requirements for bringing PPPs to market. We deliver consistently on quality and efficiency, and skilfully support clients through an increasingly regulated world. We offer a comprehensive competitive service from one source; the extensive global SGS network of laboratories and field stations enable an integrated management approach, proficient data flow, and specialised solutions.

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For further information, please contact:

Dr Sue McMillan-Staff BSc., PhD., C. Chem. M.R.S.C. 
Regulatory Affairs Manager - Seed & Crop Services 
SGS United Kingdom Limited 
The Meadows, Alkerton Oaks Business Park 
Upton Estate, Stratford Road 
Banbury OX15 6EP United Kingdom 4:43 PM 3/10/2016
t: +44 (0)1295 671933 

*Together with specialist partner laboratories