All biocidal products must get an authorization before they can be made available on the market. Companies can choose between several alternative processes, depending on their product and the number of countries where they wish to sell it.
If the product will be placed only on a single market, authorization from that country is sufficient.
The Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR, Regulation (EU) 528/2012) concerns the placing on the market and use of biocidal products, which are used to protect humans, animals, materials or articles against harmful organisms like pests or bacteria, by the action of the active substances contained in the biocidal product. This regulation aims to improve the functioning of the biocidal products market in the EU, while ensuring a high level of protection for humans and the environment.
Our laboratory offers the mandatory testing (EN standards) for evaluation of microbiological efficacy of products such as disinfectants, biocides, and skin antiseptics.