FRANCE: New website of a French think tank about resistance to Plant Protection Products (R4P)

The website R4P provides tools and information useful for persons involved in management of resistance to Plant Protection Products and is the result of a partnership between ANSES, INRA (French National Institute for Research in Agriculture) and DGAL (French Ministry of Agriculture).

The R4P network aims at:
– maintaining a public expertise on PPP and responding to requests from professionals;
– sharing knowledge and methodologies on PPP resistance;
– promoting the transfer of bilateral expertise between scientists and professionals;
– favouring an evolutionary approach on PPP resistance in order to anticipate and predict it;
– unifying the forces available in France on the theme of resistance to PPPs and developing common research projects.

Lynxee consulting’s team is at your disposal to answer your questions.

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EUROPE: Publication of Endocrine disruptors criteria

On 20 April 2018 was published the Commission Regulation (EU) 2018/605 setting out the scientific criteria to identify the substances used in plant protection which are endocrine disruptors (EDs).

After the rejection of the initial regulation project by the European Parliament in October 2017, the new project taking into consideration the claims of the European Parliament (i.e. the deletion of the exemption for substances that have an ‘intended endocrine mode of action’), was voted at the PAFF meeting in December 2017.

According to the Regulation, an active substance, safener or synergist is considered as ED if (i) it shows an adverse effect in an intact organism or its progeny, (ii) it alters the function(s) of the endocrine system, and (iii) the adverse effect is a consequence of the endocrine mode of action.

The new criteria will apply from 20 October 2018 onwards, including the substances for which an assessment or a re-evaluation is ongoing. A feedback regarding the experience gained from the application of these criteria will be presented by the Commission by 20 October 2025.

As a reminder, very similar criteria will apply to biocide substances from 7 June 2018. The European Union is now the first worldwide to have strict legally binding criteria to identify EDs.

Besides, the draft technical guidance document for identifying EDs of ECHA and EFSA is currently being updated with the new criteria set. The guidance document will be available by June 2018.

 

To download: Commission Regulation (EU) 2018/605 of 19 April 2018 amending Annex II to Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 by setting out scientific criteria for the determination of endocrine disrupting properties.

 

See also our previous articles:

EUROPE: Public consultation on draft guidance for identifying endocrine disruptors

EUROPE: Parliament rejects criteria for endocrine disruptors

Adoption of Endocrine disruptors criteria

 

Lynxee consulting’s team is at your disposal to answer your questions.

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LYNXEE: Appointment of Adrien Margerit as Expert in Ecotoxicology

Lynxee consulting’s team is pleased to announce the appointment of Adrien Margerit.

Adrien Margerit, PhD in Ecotoxicology, had various experiences of research in ecotoxicology laboratories and then conducted a PhD at IRSN (French Institute of Radioprotection and Nuclear Safety) on the combined effects of uranium and cadmium in the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans using empirical and mechanistic modeling tools.

He then worked as scientific assessor in ecotoxicology in the Ecotoxicology and Environmental Fate Unit of ANSES (French Agency for food, environmental and occupational health and safety) where he dealt with both, plant protection active substance and product dossiers.

With 6 years of experience in the field of ecotoxicology, Adrien joined Lynxee consulting, where he is in charge of, among other things, study monitoring and risk assessments in ecotoxicology.

Lynxee consulting’s team welcomes Adrien and encourages you to entrust him with the monitoring of your studies as well as the drafting of risk assessments in ecotoxicology. You will appreciate his great scientific rigour and his attention to details.

News: French CIR (Research Tax credit) accreditation renewed for 2018, 2019 and 2020

We are pleased to inform you that our French Research Tax Credit (CIR) accreditation has been renewed for 2018, 2019 and 2020!

As a reminder, thanks to this approval, French clients can benefit from a tax credit of 30% of the total amount of R&D services eligible.

We remain at your disposal for any further information and quotation request.

To download: Lynxee_CIR_Agrement_2018-2019-2020

 

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LYNXEE: Appointment of Florence Dupeuble as Expert in Efficacy

Lynxee consulting’s team is pleased to announce the appointment of Florence Dupeuble.

With a Degree in Biology and Agronomy, Florence began her career as a research field trialist at INRA (French Institute for Agronomic Research) in arable crops and then as a field trialist testing PPPs in different organisations (CFPI Nufarm, Bayer CropScience, La Morinière, La Pugère).

She then worked as a project manager of GEP trials. She coordinated field trialists, processed ARM data and prepared trial reports (Anadiag France, Bayer CropScience, Philagro).

Florence was finally trained in the drafting of biological assessment dossiers (BAD).

 

Thanks to these varied and complementary experiences, she joined Lynxee consulting company where she is involved, among others, in the drafting of BAD, comparative assessment, labels and in field trials project management.

Lynxee consulting’s team welcomes Florence and encourages you to give her the preparation of your BADs. For sure you will be satisfied with the quality and rigour of her work and with her excellent communication skills.

LYNXEE launch a Newsletter: Regulatory News on Plant Protection Products!

Many of you appreciate our posts on regulatory news and we are delighted of it. Therefore we decided to go even further by publishing a monthly newsletter compiling all our posts.

The newsletter is in English but you can always find our articles in French on our blog.

So, if you want to:

  • keep up-to-date on French and European regulatory news,
  • easily inform your French- and English-speaking colleagues and partners,

Have a look at the 2 Newsletters already published:

AND SUSCRIBE: http://lynxee.consulting/en/newsletters/

Wishes

 Lynxee consuling’s team wishes you a happy new year full of promise and success.

News: Lynxee consulting receives French CIR (Research Tax credit) accreditation for 2015, 2016 and 2017

We are pleased to inform you that we have just received the French Research Tax Credit (CIR) accreditation for 2015, 2016 and 2017!

The ongoing and upcoming projects will thus be covered.

As a reminder, thanks to this approval, French clients can benefit from a tax credit of 30% of the total amount of R&D services eligible.

 

We remain at your disposal for any further information and quotation request.

  

Contact us! http://lynxee.consulting/en/contact/

 

To  download our accreditation: Agrement Lynxee_CIR_2015-2016-2017