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Development of a novel method for rodent control

Objective

The Piedpiper project (funded under the FP7-SME2011scheme) started in December 2011 with its aim being to transform the Pest Control industry. To date it has developed (ahead of schedule) a new transdermal toxin and a new Pest Control Device using an aerosol to deliver the toxin.
With the EU ban on warfarins due to take effect in 2014 we believe that this project is not just viable but essential to offer the EU a product that is effective, safe and environmentally friendly. Rats and mice carry over 60 diseases that can be transmitted to man and cause damage to crops,buildings and infrastructure which costs billions of euros a year.The ever increasing rat population needs to be controlled. Rats have developed a tolerance to currently used warfarins, our product addresses this problem as one shot=one kill. Although toxic to rats our product is safe for humans and other species, resulting in a safe pest control system with a lower environmental toxic load and a lower carbon footprint than other methods.
The aim of PiedpiperDA is to fill the gap between the development of the new technology and bring it to market. This will require
A business plan to be drawn up for use in the raising of finance
Registration, CE marking, finalisation of IP Protection to take place
Transdermal Toxin and PCD to be commercialised and undergo field trials
Further Market Research and a program of raising awareness of the new technology to be undertaken.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /social sciences/economics and business
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/agriculture/plant breeding/crops

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2013
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

BIOTRONICS LTD
Address
Far View Shobdon
HR6 9NE Leominster Herefordshire
United Kingdom
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 134 160
Administrative Contact
Alison Goode (Mrs.)

Participants (4)

SUMMIT EUROPE CV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 33 680
Address
Damsluisweg 12
1332 EC Almere
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Patrick Jansen (Mr.)
CELLVAX
France
EU contribution
€ 46 000
Address
19 Avenue Du Professeur Cadiot
94700 Maisons-alfort
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ming Wei (Dr.)
AJI TECHNOLOGY LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 76 080
Address
10 Elia Street Bradford Road
BD21 4BH Keighley
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Andrew Ingham (Dr.)
IRIS TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS, SOCIEDAD LIMITADA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 79 920
Address
Calle Velazquez, No 94 Primera Planta
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Colm Digby (Mr.)