FLAGSTAFF, Ariz., May 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- SenesTech, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNES), a developer of proprietary technologies for managing animal pest populations through fertility control, today announced a positive EPA label amendment reflecting further reduction in handler risk for their paradigm-shifting product, ContraPest, potentially enabling more rapid adoption by professional pest control operators.
"On May 3rd, our technology crossed another new frontier for a registered rodent control product, by receiving a Category III/IV label approval, reflecting the unique safety of this revolutionary product," said Dr. Loretta P. Mayer, Chair, CEO and co-founder of SenesTech.
All lethal rodenticides carry a Category I: Fatal Warning label. Category IV is the lowest risk category the EPA recognizes.
Dr. Mayer continued, "We are pleased to have our additional submitted data merit a Category IV in all aspects except one. The only risk that will be referred to on the label is a caution for dermal irritation requiring ContraPest be washed off the skin, and is considered a Category III, which is the category that will be on the label. This will greatly simplify the handling requirements for professional pest control operators. It also reinforces the fact that ContraPest is a safe and effective alternative to poisons, and may be confidently used in sensitive environments such as zoos, animal facilities, hospitals and other locations that require the utmost consideration."
The Company is preparing data packages to further amend the label to include unrestricted use and full outdoor placement.
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, ContraPest®, is 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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