SETAC Europe Meet and Greet

HARROGATE, UK – May 3rd, 2018 – Smithers Viscient, a global contract research organization (CRO), today announced that a number of the company’s expert scientists will meet to discuss what’s next when Tier I Results do not make the Grade.
Mike Bradley, Senior Research Biologist & Ron Biever, Chief Scientific Officer at Smithers Viscient, will co-host a meet and greet session title “Tier I Results Not Making the Grade? - Tier II Options in the Registration of Plant Protection Products in the EU.”

All plant protection products (PPP) to be registered in the EU must be assessed to determine a regulatory acceptable concentration (RAC) that protects aquatic plants and invertebrates at a population level, as well as aquatic vertebrates on an individual basis. Obligatory Tier I testing consists of a relatively small battery of tests to establish acute and chronic effects on a set of standard test organisms. These exposures are conducted under a worst-case continuous exposure scenario and conservative assessment factors are applied to establish the RAC. Given the biologically active nature of most PPP, Tier I assessments may often not initially result in a RAC that can support the product and surface water protection goals. Tier II testing provides options to reduce assessment factors, however, through consideration of relative species sensitivity and exposure refinement.

Smithers Viscient will host a complimentary luncheon and meet the experts, Mike Bradley, Senior Research Biologist & Ron Biever, Chief Scientific Officer at SETAC, Rome, Italy on Wednesday 16th May, 12.30-1.30pm – Meeting room 2

Place are limited, to register your interest and for further information, please click here.

About SETAC Europe
“The Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry Europe (SETAC Europe) 28th Annual Meeting will be held
13–17 May in Rome, Italy. Over 2,500 scientists from more than 60 countries spanning six continents will gather to discuss the latest research in environmental science. Featuring about 2,546 presentations over 88 sessions, with 572 platform presentations and 1,974 poster presentations including special sessions with invited talks, this international annual meeting is the biggest of its kind in Europe.”

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About Smithers Viscient
Smithers Viscient is a global contract research organization (CRO). The company delivers a comprehensive range of ecotoxicologyenvironmental fatemetabolism and chemistry services, for the pharmaceutical, crop protection, chemical, and consumer household product industries.  Pollinator testing capabilities include laboratory-based studies, semi-field, and field exposures. With laboratories located in North America and Europe, Smithers Viscient, has performed standard guideline and higher-tiered environmental studies for 45 years. For more information about Smithers Viscient’s environmental regulatory testing solutions, visit
Press Contact: Fiona Brook-Rogers, Marketing Manager Europe: +44 (0) 1423 532 710

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