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      Stay Ahead of the Regulatory Curve with the Thirteenth Antimicrobial Workshop

      In the time of COVID-19 and a heightened awareness of stopping the spread of germs, antimicrobial products play as critical a role in public health and safety as ever. Their ability to kill harmful germs, including the novel coronavirus, and stop their spread makes them a powerful tool against an array of illnesses, infections, and diseases. At the same time, they are also highly regulated by federal and state agencies, and it is imperative for companies that manufacture and/or distribute these products to stay informed on the ever-changing regulatory environment surrounding these chemistries.

      Those involved in the business of antimicrobials are encouraged to attend this year’s virtual Thirteenth Antimicrobial Workshop, a series of online meetings held every Wednesday, beginning Mar. 24 through Apr. 21, from 1:00 pm ET – 3:30 pm ET. This one-of-a-kind workshop provides those working with biocide chemistries the unique opportunity to engage with critical stakeholders and stay up-to-date with the latest news and information regarding the legislative, regulatory, and business landscape.

      “This past year has given everybody an up-close look at the critical role that antimicrobial products play in public health,” said Komal K. Jain, Executive Director of the Center for Biocide Chemistries (CBC), one of the three organizations presenting the event. “We’re still in the midst of an ever-evolving pandemic while a new administration takes over in Washington. The Antimicrobial Workshop will help the biocide community navigate the many challenges we face by sharing and discussing the latest federal policies and business issues.”

      The Antimicrobials Workshop will also delve into contributions antimicrobials make to economic and environmental sustainability, and there will be a Global Outlook session that looks at international trends, Brexit, and international trade developments and tariffs on antimicrobials.

      Who should attend? The workshop is vital for personnel with regulatory responsibilities, technical staff, marketing professionals and management. Specifically:

      • Federal & State Regulators will gain new insights into antimicrobial products and learn from their fellow colleagues.
      • Industry professionals will receive the latest information on domestic and international issues and hear directly from U.S. federal regulators and their industry peers..

      What are some of the highlights of the Antimicrobial Workshop?

      • State of the EPA Antimicrobial Division and Registration Review
      • The Impact of COVID-19 on Public Policy and Industry Supply Chains
      • CDC Policies on Emerging Pathogens including COVID-19
      • COVID-19 Emergency Policies for Disinfectant Registration and Amendments
      • Electrostatic Sprayer Guidance by EPA
      • Antimicrobial Performance Evaluation Program
      • International Trends and BREXIT
      • What is a material preservative, and how does it contribute to economic sustainability?
      • EPA Design for the Environment Program for Antimicrobials

      The Antimicrobial Workshop is hosted by CBC, the Household & Commercial Products Association, and ISSA, the Worldwide Cleaning Industry Association, in coordination with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Antimicrobials Division. The event is sponsored by Scientific & Regulatory Consultants, TSG Consulting, and Reach24H.

      The registration fee for the Thirteenth Antimicrobial Workshop is $595 per person, and registration is currently open.

      Click here for a complete schedule and agenda.

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