Goodbye mosquito – Interlaboratory comparison of bed nets

BioGenius confirmed as independent laboratory for the determination of active substances in bed nets! 

Who doesn't know the annoying buzzing at night, when a mosquito stalks and then bites? The next morning, in the best case, the annoying itchy bites or even worse, deadly diseases. There are many devices helping you to get rid of the annoying buzzing at night.

 

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Goodbye mosquito – Interlaboratory comparison of bed nets

Who doesn't know the annoying buzzing at night, when a mosquito stalks and then bites? The next morning, in the best case, the annoying itchy bites or even worse, deadly diseases. There are many devices helping you to get rid of the annoying buzzing at night.

One of these devices are bed nets. Bed nets can be particularly effective against biting mosquitoes, if they are additionally equipped with insecticides. But there is a lot to consider in this connection.

For regulatory reasons, for example, the content of the used insecticides must be determined. In addition, the insecticidal effectiveness of the bed net must be, of course, ensured, for both the new bed net and the repeatedly washed bed net. Therefore, efficacy tests must be carried out in the laboratory.

Under the leadership of the Belgian Wallon Agricultural Research Center (CRA-W) a ring trial was conducted to identify suitable test laboratories capable of determining the active ingredient content of such bed nets. The interlaboratory test especially dealt with the determination of chlorfenapyr and alpha-cypermethrin in different nets (method: CIPAC 5221 IR). 

From 18 participating laboratories, 16 finally submitted the data obtained from their experiments. A large number of the participating laboratories had official origins or were manufacturer-bound. The remaining participants were non-European laboratories.

Consequently, BioGenius was the only test laboratory based in Europe which successfully carried out the round robin test as a purely private enterprise.

Thanks to our extensive experience in the field of bed net testing, we would be pleased to support you as an independent test laboratory in carrying out such bed net studies. The BioGenius team already accomplished plenty of such studies in the last 10 years. The range is from GLP analysis studies for content analysis to efficacy tests of fresh and washed bed nets according to CIPAC and WHO guidelines (WHO_CDS_NTD_WHOPES_GCDPP_2006.3 as well as WHO/HTM/NTD/WHOPES/2013.1) against different types of mosquitoes to comparative tests of customer networks to competitor bed nets. We also conduct shelf-life studies and support you in product development. We can also analyse different matrices such as different plastics used in bed nets (e.g. PE/PP).

BioGenius provides you with services from a single source by our "analytics and biology" departments.

As "Your Competent Test Institute" we offer you a comprehensive service around the testing of bed nets. Contact us without obligation - we will be happy to answer your questions!

We look forward to hearing from you.

Your Competent Test Institute.