Climate change is causing the mean global temperature to rise, and this in turn is encouraging insects to reproduce and spread into regions which they were not previously able to colonize. In addition to the problem of larger numbers of potential disease vectors, the task of controlling vector-borne infectious diseases is made more difficult by the growing resistance of vectors to established insecticides.
The collaboration applies to three areas:
1. Development of a long-acting insecticide formulation for in-house spray application
2. Development of new, resistance-busting insecticides based on a particularly efficient class of
3. Development of a new insecticide research platform for the public health system.
Bayer is opening its substance library – one of the most extensive in the world – for the first time as part of this collaboration.