SynTech Research US receives licence to test imported B.t.

SynTech at Sanger has been certified as a quarantine facility to rear specific insect pests.

SynTech’s Sanger Research Station in California has been certified as a quarantine facility to rear specific insect pests and has recently received an USDA/APHIS import permit to allow laboratory culture and testing of imported strains of Bacillus thuringiensis. This is an additional endorsement of the Sanger laboratory’s state-of- the-art containment and testing facilities for exotic organisms, already approved for work on susceptible and insecticide-resistant strains of malaria mosquitoes.