"I look forward to assisting SenesTech in the registering of ContraPest worldwide, as it is truly a technology with the potential of revolutionizing rodent control practices everywhere in the world, " said Dr. Alcaraz.
The Company also put this key addition in the context of its international expansion strategy.
"We have received EPA registration of ContraPest, a truly innovative sustainable approach to pest control. EPA registration is considered the global gold standard of regulatory approval, but, as important as the U.S. market is to us, we intend to move rapidly to address the global opportunity facing us," said Dr. Loretta P. Mayer, Chair, CEO and co-founder of SenesTech. "While continuing to work with key customers in the U.S., we intend to increase the attention and resources we are devoting to international markets. Dr. Alcaraz will be a key contributor to pursuing opportunities to leverage our EPA registration outside the U.S."
As has been previously disclosed, initial international efforts are likely to include South America, the United Kingdom, European Union and Australia/New Zealand, as well as the Middle East and other areas.
SenesTech has developed an innovative technology for managing animal pest populations through fertility control as opposed to a lethal approach.
The Company's first fertility control product candidate, ContraPest®, will be marketed for use initially in controlling rat infestations. ContraPest's novel technology and approach targets the reproductive capabilities of both sexes, inducing egg loss in female rodents and impairing sperm development in males. Using proprietary bait stations, ContraPest is dispensed in a highly palatable liquid formulation that promotes sustained consumption by rodent communities. ContraPest is designed, formulated and dispensed to be safe for handlers and non-target species such as wildlife, livestock and pets, in a biodegradable product. In contrast, the historical approach to managing rodent pest populations, rodenticides, carries a high risk of environmental contamination and the poisoning of non-target animals, pets and children.
We believe our non-lethal approach, targeting reproduction, is more humane, less harmful to the environment, and more effective in providing a sustainable solution to pest infestations than traditional lethal pest management methods. There is currently no other non-lethal fertility control product approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), or the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), for the management of rodent populations. We believe ContraPest® will establish a new paradigm in rodent control, resulting in improved performance in rodent control over rodenticides, without the negative environmental effects of rodenticides. For more information visit the SenesTech website at www.senestech.com.
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