Over 30 years of Research & Development
For over 30 years Insect Research & Development have been a leading research organization in the field of medical entomology. We assist clients in the development of pharmaceutical products, medical devices and biocides targeting insects and pests that are of public health importance.
We offer companies a wide range of testing including direct kill, repellency, longevity, attractants, impregnated materials, paints, and everything in between. We follow protocols set by WHO, AATCC, OPPTS, AFNOR, Biocides PT18 & 19, and other leading bodies. We can create bespoke protocols designed around your needs.
WHO WE ARE
Ian Burgess - Director
A world leading authority on head lice, Ian Burgess is the Director at Insect Research and Development Limited and the former president of the International Society of Phthirapterists. Having led numerous head louse clinical trials, written in excess of 100 journal papers, directed clinical trials and book chapters, Ian is considered to be the leading World expert in the head louse field.
As well as his role as Director at Insect Research and Development Limited Ian, along with Elizabeth Brunton, set up EctoMedica Limited in 2012, a company to develop novel products for human, animal and domestic use against insect pests.
The success of the company has meant the development of some of the most innovative head louse and flea products to reach the market place globally in the last few years. EctoMedica Limited are currently working on novel head louse products, and insect repellents with patentable technology that will become market leaders
WHO WE ARE
Medical Entomology Centre
As part of Insect Research & Development Limited MEC primarily runs the Clinical Trials.
The Medical Entomology Centre Limited also works in the Community providing a free service to schools, doctor’s surgeries and individuals who may have difficulties successfully using head louse treatments, detection methods, or who simply need some more information and advice on head lice. If you would like to speak to someone who can help please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.