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BASF introduces new mosquito net

July 28, 2017 - 07:56 -- Ingeborg van Schayk

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

  • WHO recommendation for game-changing mosquito net
  • First bed net to contain non-pyrethroid chemistry
  • Collaboration with IVCC and London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine unlocks breakthrough in malaria fight

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.

Dave Malone, IVCC Technical Manager, said “The collaboration with BASF gave us access to an insecticide with a rare combination of attributes: New to public health, effective against resistant mosquitoes, and able to coat polyester netting with a long-lasting formulation.”  

Read Egon Weinmueller's blog "One step closer to a malaria-free world" about the Interceptor® G2 here.