Daniela Romano - Eurofins Biolab
After her PhD in Biophysics and a Post Doc position in medical research, Daniela has been working with Eurofins, mainly on Biocides, since 2003. She was first in charge of stability studies and then the management of the Chemistry laboratory. She managed projects aiming towards Biocidal Products authorisation for several years and is now also involved in the risk assessment procedures. She has sound experience with a large variety of biocidal products.
Maristella Rubbiani - National Seconded Expert at EU COM - DG
Sante - Pesticides and Biocides Unit
Maristella is a member of the CA, BPC Committee and the national Committee for
authorization of biocides and PPPs. She is responsible of the national database for poison
centres according to Art 45 CLP and has more than 30 years of experience in regulatory
toxicology and C&L for risk assessment of substances and preparations. She has a degree in Biology and a PhD in Industrial and Environmental Hygiene.
Martina Duft - Senior Expert Regulatory Ecotoxicology knoell Germany GmbH
Dr Martina Duft is senior expert regulatory ecotoxicologist at knoell Germany GmbH. She
studied biology at the Ludwig Maximilian University Munich and is holding a PhD
in ecotoxicology from the JW Goethe University Frankfurt. After several years in ED related research, she has worked for >15 years in various regulatory sectors with a focus
on ecotoxicology and regulatory affairs. She is coordinator of the knoell ED expert team and key contact for the topic endocrine disruptors.
Mike Baldry - Independent Consultant, UK
Mike has worked for over 40 years on disinfectant development and regulation in various companies and has been involved with European biocides regulation since the earliest days of the BPD. He now works parttime as an independent regulatory consultant and continues his active involvement in biocides regulation and efficacy. He is Convenor of the CEN TC/216 Working Group 2, responsible for standards for assessing the efficacy of disinfectants used in the veterinary sector.
Darren Abrahams - Partner, Steptoe & Johnson LLP, Belgium
Darren enables clients throughout the chemicals and life sciences supply chain to get and keep their products on the European Union market. He focuses on defense of products through strategic advice, advocacy before institutions and agencies, and litigation before EU and national courts and tribunals. He has a wealth of experience with the EU regulation of biocidal products, plant protection products (agrochemicals), REACH, classification, labelling and packaging, GM food and feed, cosmetics, and endocrine disruptors.
Michele Cavalleri - Eurofins Biolab, Chairman
GLP Facility Manager of the Biocidal Products Division in Eurofins Biolab (Italy). He has gained a solid expertise on efficay assessment of disinfectants. He is also member of the European Committee CEN TC 216 that establishes standardized methods of test and requirements for the antimicrobial efficacy of chemical disinfectants and antiseptics.
Francesca Fasano - Head of Business Unit Agro/Biocides, Chemsafe
Francesca has a sound expertise in chemistry with a Degree in Industrial Chemistry, one in Chemistry, and a PhD in Analytical Chemistry. During the PhD she worked at the US EPA in Athens (GA). Between 2008 and 2010 Francesca participated in several research
projects in analytical chemistry, with scholarships at the University of Turin, and at the Istituto Zooprofilattico of Turin. Since January 2011 she works at Chemsafe on Agro/biocide projects. In 2015 Francesca became Head of the Agro/biocide BU. In 2020 Francesca became head of the Chemical BU.
9:10 Welcome and introduction
Moderator, Daniela Romano, Regulatory Affair Manager for Biocidal Products, Eurofins Biolab
Session 1: Biocidal Product Family (BPF)
9:20 Risk assessment: Regulatory overview within BPF
To be confirmed soon
10:00 Outcome BPF working party
Industry expert to be confirmed soon
10:40 Consortia Formation and Cooperation for Biocidal Product Authorisation:
Francesca Fasano, Head of Business Unit Agro/Biocides, Chemsafe
11:20 - 11:50 Coffee break
11:50 Specific Case Study on a BPF
Daniela Romano, Eurofins Biolab Italy
12:20 Industry experience on a BPF: Company overview
Industry expert to be confirmed soon
12:50 - 14:00 Lunch Break
Session 2: Endocrine Disruptors
14:00 Implementation of the evaluation criteria for Endocrine Disruptors in the light of BPR Regulation 528/2012:
· The EU COM strategy for Endocrine Disruptors
· Application of the guideline
· Impact on dossier evaluation
· Update on next steps and future perspective
Maristella Rubbiani, National Seconded Expert at EU COM - DG Sante - Pesticides and Biocides Unit
14:30 Practical aspects related to Endocrine Disruptors assessment
Martina Duft, Senior Expert Regulatory Ecotoxicology, knoell Germany GmbH
15:00 Session 3: Data Ownership Management
· Rights and Obligations Refresher
· Lessons from the BoA and ECHA
· Novel data scenarios
Darren Abrahams, Partner, Steptoe & Johnson LL
15:40 - 16:10 Coffee break
Session 4: Antimicrobial Efficacy
16:10 Efficacy Testing in the Veterinary Sector: 16:10 Efficacy Testing in the Veterinary
· Disinfectant use in the veterinary sector (PT 3)
· Efficacy assessment and recent developments of CEN methods
· Developing an efficacy data package for a veterinary disinfectant product family
Mike Baldry, Independent Consultant, UK
16:40 Challenging efficacy assessments scenarios on:
· Laundry Disinfection (PT 2)
· Swimming Pool Disinfection (PT 2)
· Drinking Water Treatment (PT 5)
Michele Cavalleri, GLP Facility Manager - Eurofins Biolab Italy
17:10 - 17:30 Final Q&A
The official Conference language will be english.
We will organize in the relaxing area of Westin Palace at the end of the Conference,
on May 6th, a refreshment for speakers and delegates. Please confirm your presence
ENDOCRINE DISRUPTORS: FROM THEORY TO PRACTICE
ED properties of Biocidal Products have become a hot topic since 07 June 2018, because evaluating competent authorities assess the potential ED properties of all biocidal products.
The ECHA/EFSA guidance for the identification of endocrine disruptors, implies rising standards and challenging requirements for the assessment of all substances. The competent authorities will also take into consideration the ED properties of substances or products for procedures that are still under evaluation. This higly complex and rigorous
approach impacts all aspects associated to data requirements, testing and assessment
• Review the active substances in the light of the scientific ED criteria
• Be prepared to provide more information on the possible ED properties of active
substances in their application
• Consult the national authority responsible for the evaluation active substances before
•This criteria will apply not only to active substances but also to co-formulants, which
are especially critical within ED assessment framework.
This Workshop aims to provide a fully understanding and in-depth insight into the new EU Endocrine Disruptor criteria, and the recent ECHA/EFSA Guidance. Key industry
experts will share valid and sound knowledge for identifying endocrine disrupting chemicals in the biocides area.
Agenda (9.30h - 13.00h)
9:30 Endocrine Disruptors - definition and criteria*
10:00 Main requirements of new EU ED Guidance*
10:30 Gathering and assembly of data*
11:00 Coffee break
11:15 Assembly of the lines of evidence, evaluation of completeness*
11:45 Regulatory consequences for applicants and implications on dossier preparation*
Senior Expert Regulatory Ecotoxicology, knoell Germany GmbH
12:15 Specific Case Study**
**Daniela Romano, Regulatory Affair Manager for Biocidal Products, Eurofins Biolab
12:45 - 13:00 Final Q&A
The official Workshop language is english.
Delegates can select a joint registration to attend both the Conference and the Workshop with a discount rate.
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Early bird price - Valid until March 31, 2020
- Conference and Workshop: 330€ + *VAT (if applicable)
- Conference attendance only (May 6, 2020): 260€ + *VAT (if applicable)
- Workshop attendance only (May 7, 2020): 120€ + *VAT (if applicable)
Note: Early bird price is valid for first and additional delegates attending from the same Conpany.
Full price - Valid after March 31, 2020
- Conference and Workshop:
First delegate - 420€ + VAT (if applicable); Second delegate - 380€ + *VAT (if applicable)
- Conference attendance only (May 6, 2020):
First delegate - 350€ + VAT (if applicable); Second delegate - 310€ + *VAT (if applicable)
- Workshop attendance only (May 7, 2020):
First delegate - 150€ + VAT (if applicable); Second delegate - 130€ + *VAT (if applicable) -
Note - Conference day: Lunch included
Note - Workshop day: Lunch not included
*VAT applicable to italian companies only
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speakers, the date or venue. If the event must be cancelled, registrants will be notified as soon as
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