Safety Testing of Microbial Products

About Smithers Viscient Safety Testing of Microbial Products:
The benefits of microbes in agriculture have been known for some time. Techniques include nitrogen fixation by rhizobium bacteria leading to the common practice of crop rotation to increase soil fertility and yield, and the use of Bacillus thuringiensis as insecticide.
Over the years, use of microbes has dwindled amid the rise of chemical fertilizers and pesticides. Today, however, industries are turning back to plant and soil microbes for future blockbuster biopesticides and biofertilizers – an expected combined market of over $11 billion by 2022.

Smithers-furrowed farmland stretching to the horizon

Regulatory agencies have prepared test guidelines to assess the safety of microbial products for agricultural use such as US EPA’s OPPTS 885 series. Smithers Viscient is actively guiding clients through toxicity/pathogenicity/infectivity testing of new microbial products.
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