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July 28, 2017 - 07:45 -- Egon Weinmueller

Interceptor® G2 launches a new chapter in the fight against malaria and insecticide resistance. It is a new insecticide-treated mosquito net that we started working on with the IVCC and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine more than a decade ago.

The game-changing new mosquito net is the first to be based on a new class of chemistry to fight insecticide resistance. Interceptor® G2 combines a conventional insecticide and a new active ingredient for public health, chlorfenapyr. Chlorfenapyr has a mode of action that is completely unique and different from anything that is currently being used within the public health communities. It’s the only chemistry of its kind presently available to combat resistant mosquitoes.

I personally believe that Interceptor® G2 will be a new benchmark; it will give everybody a completely different picture and will reinstate the original value of long-lasting insecticide-treated mosquito nets to the level we had 10 years ago.

After such a long period of development and testing, it is a tremendous achievement for all the researchers and scientists involved, and for BASF to now receive an interim recommendation from the World Health Organization for Interceptor® G2. It means we can now enable the malaria community to deal with resistant mosquitoes and continue saving lives. You can read more about the new nets and a second chlorfenapyr product for indoor residual spraying on www.publichealth.basf.com

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