Insect Research & Development Ltd. Company Profile

15:40 EDT 4th October 2015 | BioPortfolio

Insect Research & Development Limited was founded in 1984 since when it has been at the forefront of entomological research. Our experts have a broad range of knowledge covering all insects, arachnids and other arthropods. We frequently deal with rodents, reptiles, molluscs, animal bones and hair.We are a research based organisation with extensive experience in laboratory studies for a wide range of clients from small individual companies to large international pharmaceutical and agrochemical companies.
We have numerous insects in long established cultures including:
House dust mites
Stored product pests
Bed bugs
Assassin bugs
Our research work includes laboratory trials on attractants, repellents, insecticides, powders, aerosols, paints, pre-treated fabrics, and tiles. We are also involved in clinical trials from the point of product concept to the final trial and launch.
Insect R&D Limited offers custom designed protocols for all clients with advice and guidance on suitable product application, formulation vehicle, product improvement, dose levels, and market areas


Cambridge House, Barrington Road, Shepreth
United Kingdom


Phone: (44) (0) 1763 263011
Fax: (44) (0) 1763 263022

News Articles [725 Associated News Articles listed on BioPortfolio]

Insect-specific MicroRNA, an Alternative to Bt-Toxin Technology in Engineering Insect Resistance

The success of Bt transgenics in controlling crop pests has been toned down by emergence of resistance in targeted insect larvae. These threats have prompted the search for other approaches that are i...

Insect mating behavior has lessons for drones

(University of California - Riverside) Male moths locate females by navigating along the latter's pheromone (odor) plume. Two strategies are involved: males must find the outer envelope of the pherom...

Researchers Use Computational Technology to Identify Genes for Insect Control

Evogene completed the initial stage of their study for finding candidate genes in microorganisms that can be used to confer insect resistance in important crops. The research team used computational t...

Scottish researchers to develop new insect-inspired hearing aids

Scotland-based University of Strathclyde and MRC/CSO Institute for Hearing Research (IHR) researchers are developing new insect-inspired microphones and hearing aid structures, in a bid to tackle the ...

Transgenic Wheat Expressing Avidin Gene Shows Resistance to Wheat Weevil

The wheat weevil Sitophilus granarius is a serious insect pest in wheat growing areas worldwide and is responsible for significant loss of yield. Previous studies have found that avidin proteins funct...

Diverse Insect Population Means Fewer Pests

The two-year project assessed insect populations in cornfields on 53 farms in eastern South Dakota

Image of the Day: Mesozoic Mom

A female ensign scale insect (Wathondara kotejai), trapped in amber more than 100 million years ago with her hatchlings and 60 eggs in a wax-coated sac, provides the oldest evidence of insect brood ca...

AgBiome and Genective collaborate to create novel insect-resistant crops

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. and PARIS, July 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading agricultural research firm AgBiome, and Genective, key developer of biotech crops, today announce a strategic partners...

PubMed Articles [3985 Associated PubMed Articles listed on BioPortfolio]

Cathepsins of lepidopteran insects: Aspects and prospects.

Molecular understanding of lepidopteran physiology has revealed that proteases consist of one of the central regulatory/reacting system for insect growth and survival. Among the various proteases, cat...

Chloroplast localization of Cry1Ac and Cry2A protein- an alternative way of insect control in cotton.

Insects have developed resistance against Bt-transgenic plants. A multi-barrier defense system to weaken their resistance development is now necessary. One such approach is to use fusion protein genes...

Invasive Insects Differ from Non-Invasive in Their Thermal Requirements.

We tested whether two basic thermal requirements for insect development, lower developmental thresholds, i.e. temperatures at which development ceases, and sums of effective temperatures, i.e. numbers...

Insect pheromones: an overview of function, form, and discovery.

For many species of insects, lipid pheromones profoundly influence survival, reproduction, and social organization. Unravelling the chemical language of insects has been the subject of intense researc...

Insect Antimicrobial Peptide Complexes Prevent Resistance Development in Bacteria.

In recent decades much attention has been paid to antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) as natural antibiotics, which are presumably protected from resistance development in bacteria. However, experimental ev...

Clinical Trials [1955 Associated Clinical Trials listed on BioPortfolio]

Evaluation of Combined Use of ITN's and Insect Repellents Against Malaria

Insecticide Treated Nets (ITN's) offer good protection against malaria in Africa where the vector mosquitoes feed indoors late at night. However, in other parts of the world like South Am...

Multi-center Study to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of Aesculap MonoMax® for Abdominal Wall Closure

MonoMax will be used for a continuous all-layer (except skin) suture to close abdominal wall after midline incision. The primary objective of this trial is to demonstrate that the frequenc...

Randomized Controlled Trial to Compare Two Anti-Scorpion Serums

The purpose of this study is to compare the efficiency and safety of the treatment against sting scorpion, using two serums, one elaborated by Birmex versus other commercial serum

Brain Development Research Program

Dr. Elliott Sherr and his collaborators at University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) are studying the genetic causes of disorders of cognition and epilepsy, in particular disorders of...

A Pilot Scheme - Specimen Collection of Health Management Center

Biomedical and biotechnology industry is internationally regarded as the most brilliant star performer of the future. The development of biomedical depends on a high quality academic resea...

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