Vision and mission


The mission of ARCTEC is to be a world-leading independent testing facility, with an outstanding international reputation for scientific quality and service, for testing control materials aimed against medically important arthropods. The mission will be achieved through the following objectives:

  • To offer industry and, where appropriate, academic institutions and international or UN funding agencies a reputable and world class service for the independent testing of arthropod control products and technologies.
  • To exploit new technologies and collaborations with industrial clients to achieve high quality academic research leading to high impacting publications and research grant applications to facilitate product development and stimulate sales.
  • To build excellent relationships with potential industrial partners and licensees for exploitation of new intellectual property arising from entomology research at LSHTM.