Arthropod Control Product Test Centre


arctec at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine is a world-leading independent test centre for consultancy, and the evaluation and development of arthropod pest control technologies.

We offer unique access to our internationally renowned scientists and experimental facilities.

We can test almost any arthropod control product and offer the development of new protocols for testing novel products. We also perform clinical trials on after-bite creams and sprays.

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  • Repellents

    Laboratory and field evaluation of skin-applied repellent formulations including sprays, pumps, lotions, impregnated textiles and spatial repellents.

  • Insecticides

    Evaluation of insecticide-treated products including long lasting insecticide treated nets (LLINs), new insecticides, formulations, paints, textiles. We offer laboratory tests (Phase I) semi-field (Phase II) and field trials (Phase III).

  • Headlice treatments

    We carry out in-vitro testing in the laboratory and full scale clinical trials of repellents, investigational medicinal products and devices for the treatment or repellency of head lice.