Biopesticide Testing

We have been providing toxicity and pathogenicity testing of biochemical and microbial pesticides to the crop protection industry for more than 25 years, and are a member of the Biological Products Industry Alliance (BPIA; formerly the Biopesticide Products Industry Alliance). From 1985 to 1994, we investigated methods for testing the toxicity and virulence of microbial pest control agents under a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). As a result of our research, the OCSPP guidelines for testing acute toxicity/pathogenicity of microbial pesticides were markedly changed.

Core Services

Test OCSPP Guideline
Storage stability 885.2400
Acute oral toxicity/pathogenicity 885.3050
Acute dermal toxicity/pathogenicity 885.3100
Acute pulmonary toxicity/pathogenicity 885.3150
Acute injection toxicity/pathogenicity 885.3200
Acute toxicity–Tier II 885.3550
Subchronic toxicity/pathogenicity 885.3600
Analysis of Samples (Five Batch) 885.1400

Related Services

  • “6-pack” toxicology studies
    • Acute oral toxicity
    • Acute dermal toxicity
    • Acute inhalation toxicity
    • Acute eye irritation
    • Acute dermal irritation
    • Skin sensitization
  • Ecotoxicology

The IITRI Advantage

  • A dedicated team of scientists with intimate knowledge of OCSPP and OECD guidelines that will be applied to the design and execution of your program
  • A comprehensive range of services to evaluate the toxicity and pathogenicity of microbial pesticides
  • Personalized study design for non-standard and customized studies