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Testing for

Physically acting insecticides

Specialists in Bioassay Development


For over 35 years we have been helping our clients screen and test formulations and devices aiming to minimise the impact of arthropods on both human and animal health. Our success is down to providing honest advice and straightforward and appropriate testing procedures using our depth of knowledge and experience. If you would like us to help you contact us at

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Using our formulation company EctoMedica Limited we enable clients to develop new products from the first concept through to a final product. We can help to improve existing formulations, making them more effective and commercially attractive in today’s crowded marketplace. We can also provide off the shelf readymade formulations which are tried and tested for efficacy. If you would like any further information, please contact us on

Find out more about how we can help you create a successful product.

Bioassay Testing


Our clients benefit from our expertise in formulation and neurotoxic and physically acting components, repellents, attractants, treated materials, surfaces, a range of devices from insect traps to louse combs. Contact us to talk through your requirements.

Clinical Trials


We run a Clinical trials company, Medical Entomology Centre, which was established in 1984. When using our trial services, you will gain access to world leaders in the clinical evaluation of head louse treatments and our studies of direct kill products, repellents and protectants. In addition, we run studies on house dust mites and their allergens. We also run in-house trials on mosquito repellency products designed to test efficacy with a large cohort of test subjects. If you would like to find out more, please contact us on

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Our Papers and Articles


As experts in insect testing, we have published a number of publications in scientific journals about our research and work. These include topics on head lice, house dust mites, mosquitoes and flies.

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Interested in learning more?

Unit 6,

Quy Court,

Colliers Lane,



CB25 9AU,


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