spectra is playing an active part in the biocides and chemical field. Stay up-to-date with our news and events page.
Maren qualified as European Registered Toxicologist (ERT)
Mission accomplished: Maren qualified as European Registered Toxicologist (ERT). Congratulations!
The exam of the German Society for Toxicology is much-feared as it is one of the most challenging in Europe. We at spectra are very proud having such highly self-motivated and qualified members in our team.
spectra participates in the Biocides Symposium on 26-28 May 2020
We were all looking forward to traveling to Copenhagen to attend the Biocides Symposium 2020 – but due to the current situation plans have changed. Chemical Watch switched this year’s symposium to a virtual meeting and as a consequence of this re-scheduled the program.
spectra accepted the challenge and stepped in at short notice to complement the program: Silvia will speak about the options for product authorisations under BPR from a consultant point of view.
For the full programme please visit the Chemical Watch website.
ECHA is speeding up the supply of disinfectants
ECHA takes action to support companies and Member State authorities to facilitate placing on the market disinfectants. Therefore, ECHA has compiled relevant data and published lists for active substances and products used as disinfectants to provide better access to this crucial information.
ECHA advises companies to apply for permission from the relevant national authority using the public health danger provision of the BPR (Article 55(1)). In first instance a national authority can permit, for a period not exceeding 180 days, the making available on the market of a biocidal product to tackle the coronavirus pandemic.
Furthermore, ECHA and the European Commission are working on special arrangements to allow flexibility for companies to meet ECHA deadlines which may be quite challenging in the current situation.
COVID-19: spectra stays operational
spectra stays operational despite corona crisis.
Fortunately, all our employees are still feeling well. To avoid any risk of infection for them and their families and to help flatten the curve, we decided to work from home.
We just packed and are ready to leave. You can reach us via our usual contact details.
ECHA conclusion on active substances and Union authorisations
BPC adopted three opinions supporting the approval of two active substances in the review program in PT 2, 3 and 4: Glyoxal and Reaction mass of Peracetic Acid and Peroxyoctanoic Acid. Although the final voting of the Standing Committee is pending, it is time to start thinking about your biocidal product authorisations.
In parallel, BPC adopted opinions on four Union authorisations, including one proposal for non-approval of a Hydrogen peroxide-based product family. Having gone through the process with several applicants, we are well aware that it is not trivial to meet all requirements and to do so often on short notice.
If you need support with your BPR product authorisations – be it for new dossiers or applications already in the process – you may profit from our experience. Don’t hesitate to contact us.
Compensation of carbon footprint 2019
As a consultant we are traveling to meet our clients, attend conferences or participate in working group meetings at ECHA premises in Helsinki. When preparing our travels, we opt for climate friendly transport, however, it is not always possible to avoid flights. We set ourselves the goal to cut down our carbon footprint to a minimum and thus compensated for the 11,478 kg CO2 emissions caused by our flights in 2019 via atmosfair. Follow us for regular updates on our progress in reducing SPECTRA’s carbon footprint!
Relaunch of spectra’s website
We have redesigned and updated our website to reflect spectra’s continuous expansion in personnel and expertise. Have a closer look at our Team section and find out more about us.
spectra is growing!
We expand our team and warmly welcome our new colleague Andy Barheine. With three technical & regulatory experts we are well-prepared to support our clients in tackling the growing demands of the regulatory world of biocides and chemicals.
Biocides Europe 2019 (3-4 Dec. 2019)
Back in the office after three wonderful days in Vienna. Our thanks go to ChemicalWatch for organising this high-quality event and to all speakers for granting insight into the current challenges with Biocides.
Biocides Europe 2019 (3-4 Dec. 2019)
spectra’s presentation for the Biocides Europe conference 2019 is ready! We are looking forward to an interesting programme and lively discussions, and of course to meeting you in Vienna beginning of December.