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  • ECHA releases preconfigured IUCLID 5

    The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has released a preconfigured version of IUCLID 5, to help companies prepare applications for authorisation (AfA). Running on Microsoft Windows computers, without the need to install any other software, it is dedicated to those companies that do not yet have IUCLID 5 installed, particularly small and medium-sized companies (SMEs). The Preconfigured IUCLID 5 for AfA  supplies partially pre-filled datasets for the substances in the Authorisation List. The new release doesn’t replace the most recent version of IUCLID 5 or existing installations, which can still be used to prepare dossiers for applications for authorisation, warns ECHA. More information is available in ECHA website.

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  • ECHA publishes Guidance on active substance suppliers
    ECHA has recently published the final version of its guidance document on active substance suppliers, which explain obligations for companies in light of the revisions to Article 95 under the Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR). Read more
  • R4BP 3 - Register for Biocidal Products: a new improved version of R4BP 3 now available
    On December 3rd 2014 ECHA published a new version of R4BP 3, the central hub through which all biocides applications are made.Read more
  • Join ReachCentrum’s workshop at the Biocides 2014 - 17th Annual Conference on Biocides

    On the last day of the 17th Annual Conference on Biocides (Vienna, December 10-12) organized by the European Biocides Information Network, ReachCentrum will host a Workshop on Biocides and Electronic Submission Tools. With the introduction of mandatory electronic data submission under the Biocidal Product Regulation, many companies are facing the IUCLID data management software and R4BP biocides IT system for the first time. For those new to the information systems, or those that are lost, our Training Manager Rita Sookrit will conduct a workshop describing:

    - the basic structure of both systems;
    - options for preparing and organising data;
    - how to generate a Summary of Product Characteristics;
    - what to do if you get stuck, top tips for smooth data entry and what guidance is available;
    - special considerations, such a reporting nano data, linking to C&L relevant information; and
    - how to confirm successful submissions.

    The workshop will be followed by a second one on R4BP 3.2 and the SPC editor conducted by Jan Weber, from the European Chemicals Agency.

    For more information about ReachCentrum training and workshop programme visit our dedicated section. For details about the 17th Annual Conference on Biocides in Vienna please visit the related website.

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  • Consortia initialisation for Biocidal product(s) containing certain active substances

    Brussels October 13, 2014 - This communication is a follow up from interested companies’ requests to group together for biocidal product(s) authorisation(s).

    ReachCentrum and its technical service partner ARCHE are collecting interest in the setting-up of a voluntary cooperation (like a consortium) on active substance level in order to facilitate producers, distributors and formulators of biocidal products who are interested in placing on the market biocidal product(s).
    A selection of active substances is presented in the table below. Consortia can be built for products containing one of these active substances.

    IPA - Isopropanol (Propan-2-ol)
    Permethrin - pyrethrum extract, and other pyrethroids 52645-53-1
    PHMB - Poly (hexamethylene biguanide) hydrochloride 27083-27-8
    IBPC - 3-Iodo-2-propynylbutylcarbamate 55406-53-6
    Hydrogen peroxide  7722-84-1 
    Peracetic acid  79-21-0 
    Chlorine  7782-50-5 
    Diamine (N-(3-aminopropyl)-N-dodecylpropane-1,3-diamine (1,3-Propanediamine) )  2372-82-9 
    Hydrogen Chloride  7647-01-0 
    Prallethrin  23031-36-9 
    Sodium dichloroisocyanurate dihydrate  51580-86-0 
    Biphenyl-2-ol 90-43-7
    CMIT/MIT (Mixture of 5-chloro-2-methyl-2H-isothiazol-3-one and 2-methyl-2H-isothiazol-3-one) 55965-84-9
    MIT (2-methyl-2H-isothiazol-3-one 2682-20-4
    BIT (Benzisothiazolinon) 2634-33-5
    Sodium Chloride 7647-14-5
    Calcium hypochlorite 7778-54-3

    If the active substance of your interest is not included in the list, more substances which are included in the BPC Working Programme or for which certain companies have already expressed interests are presented in the related pdf under ”Downloads”.

    ReachCentrum and ARCHE are extending the invitation to other companies wanting to join the consortia for all substances mentioned in both the lists. If interested, please complete the excel spreadsheet to be downloaded from “Downloads” by November 14, 2014 and email to: 

    Leondina Della Pietra

    Tel: +32 2 676 73 12

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