BASF introduces first new class of public health insecticide for malaria prevention in more than 30 years

by Eike Croucher
BASF SE 2017

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https://www.basf.com/en/company/news-and-media/news-releases/2017/07/p-17-
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Badische Anilin und Soda Fabrik (BASF) has received a recommendation from the World Health Organization (WHO) for Interceptor® G2, a long-lasting insecticide-treated mosquito net (LN) based on chlorfenapyr. Chlorfenapyr is a completely new insecticide class for combating mosquitoes for public health. This is the first WHO recommendation for a product based on a new insecticide class in more than 30 years. Working with the Innovative Vector Control Consortium (IVCC) and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine in a collaboration lasting over a decade, BASF’s scientists successfully repurposed chlorfenapyr to be effective on mosquito nets and meet stringent WHO performance thresholds for public health.

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