Janssen WOCOSEN® Propiconazole receives a positive BPR approval for PT8 uses

Beerse, Belgium, 6 February 2015 – Janssen PMP, a division of Janssen Pharmaceutica NV, has announced that the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has approved and published their inclusion as a substance supplier of Propiconazole (WOCOSEN®) under the EU Biocidal Products Regulation 528/2012 (BPR), for use as an active substance for “Product Type 8”, wood preservation.

ECHA is responsible for the publication of the list of relevant substances and the respective substance and product suppliers, in accordance with Article 95 of the BPR. Janssen PMP submitted an application in accordance with Article 95 of the BPR which has been found compliant by ECHA.

“Successfully navigating through the challenges of this largely untested BPR procedure was key to this achievement. We are of course extremely pleased with this ECHA decision, our listing and the resultant regulatory confidence this provides for our customers said Dr. Adrian Gray, Janssen PMP’s European Regulatory Manager. “Following this positive listing, Janssen PMP can supply Letters of Access to Propiconazole data with immediate effect for customers wishing to register their wood preservative formulations.

Dr. Bryan Hegarty, Business Unit Leader, Microbial Control for Janssen PMP, added: this positive listing for WOCOSEN® Propiconazole confirms our commitment to support our Propiconazole customers for registration of their fungicide and fungicide/insecticide wood preservation products and in combination with our recent US Environmental Protection Agency approval for WOCOSEN®, it offers customers broad technical and regulatory support.

About Janssen PMP 

Janssen PMP is a division of Janssen Pharmaceutica NV. Janssen is one of the most innovative pharmaceutical companies in the world with more than 40,000 employees. Janssen PMP has over 30 years of experience in the development and commercialization of innovative and sustainable products that are used to preserve and protect materials against biological degradation.

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