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Forrest Innovations attends meeting with Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for NVC Use in US Territory

On July 24, 2019, a pre-submission meeting between Forrest Innovations and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) took place in Washington DC, which aimed to discuss the framing of the NVC (Natural Vector Control) sterile male mosquitoes for registration in USA. In addition, the meeting aimed to discuss the Experimental Use Permit (EUP) for trial use of NVC in Puerto Rico, a project scheduled to begin in January 2020, together with the Puerto Rico Vector Control Unit.

Forrest presented the Natural Vector Control Program, including efficacy data obtained from the recently completed field trial in Brazil, which demonstrated a successful suppression of 90% of Ae. aegypti mosquito population and the prevention of a serious Dengue outbreak initiated in the city were the Project was carried out.

This meeting was the first step in the process of regulating the NVC Program for use on US territory, which marks a new phase of Forrest Innovations in the fight against vector-borne diseases.

 

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Meeting between Forrest, IR-4 Project and Environmental Protection Agency (Biopesticides and Pollution Prevention Division) took place on July 24, 2019. 

 

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Dr. Michael Braverman, Manager Biopesticide of Organic and International Capacity Building Programs (IR-4 Project), Willian Barney (IR-4 Project) and Dr. Marise Lopes, Head of Regulatory Affairs of Forrest Innovations during preparation for EPA Pre-submission meeting.

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