Ecotoxicology tests offered:
Aquatic Organisms and Sediment-dwellers
Algal Growth Inhibition - Freshwater  
OCSPP 880.4500
Algal Growth Inhibition - Marine  
OCSPP 880.4500
Amphibian Metamorphosis Assay
OCSPP 890.1100
Chironomus dilutus Sub-Chronic (10-day) OCSPP 850.1735
Chironomus dilutus Chronic Toxicity EPA/600/R-99/064 100.5, 850.1760 (in preparation)
Chironomus riparius Acute Toxicity – Water Only  See OECD Guideline
Chironomus riparius Life Cycle, Spiked Sediment or Water See OECD Guideline
Chironomus riparius Toxicity, Spiked Sediment  See OECD Guideline
Chironomus riparius Toxicity, Spiked Water  See OECD Guideline
Copepod Acute Toxicity  OSPAR Guideline
Corophium Sediment Bioassay  OSPAR Guideline
Daphnia Acute Toxicity  OCSPP 850.1010
Daphnia Reproduction  OCSPP 850.1300
Fish Acute Toxicity  OCSPP 850.1075
Fish Aqueous Bioaccumulation  OCSPP 850.1730
Fish Dietary Bioaccumulation  OCSPP 850.1730
Fish Early Life Stage  OCSPP 850.1400
Fish Embryo Sac-Fry  See OECD Guideline
Fish Embryo Toxicity (FET)  See OECD Guideline
Fish Full Life Cycle   
Fish Juvenile Growth  See OECD Guideline
Fish Sexual Development  OECD Guideline
Fish Short-term Reproduction Assay  OCSPP 890.1350
Fish 21-Day Assay  See OECD Guideline
Hyallela Acute Toxicity - Water Only OCSPP 850.1020
Hyalella azteca Sub-Chronic (10-day) OCSPP 850.1735
Hyalella azteca Chronic Toxicity EPA/600/R-99/064 100.4, 850.1770 (in preparation)
Larval Amphibian Growth and Development Assay OCSPP 890.2200
Leptocheirus plumulosus Sub-Chronic (10-day) OCSPP 850.1740
Leptocheirus plumulosus Chronic Toxicity EPA/600/R-01/020
Lumbriculus Bioaccumulation  EPA/600/R-99/064 100.3
Lumbriculus Toxicity  See OECD Guideline
Medaka Extended One Generation Reproduction Test (MEOGRT)  OCSPP 890.2200
Mysid Acute Toxicity  OCSPP 850.1035
Mysid Reproduction  OCSPP 850.1350
Oyster Shell Deposition OCSPP 850.1025
Soil Organisms
Collembola Reproduction See OECD Guideline
Earthworm Acute Toxicity  OCSPP 850.3100
Earthworm Reproduction  See OECD Guideline
Earthworm Bioaccumulation See OECD Guideline
Hypoaspis Reproduction See OECD Guideline
Non-Target Arthropods  
Aleochara bilineata (Extended Lab) IOBC
Aphidius rhopalosiphi - Tier I
Aphidius rhopalosiphi - Tier II IOBC
Aphidius rhopalosiphi Aged Residue IOBC
Chrysoperla carnea - Tier I  IOBC
Chrysoperla carnea - Tier II  IOBC
Chrysoperla carnea - Aged residue 
Chrysoperla rufilabris - Tier I OCSPP 885.4340
Chrysoperla rufilabris - Tier II  
Chrysoperla rufilabris - Aged Residue  
Non-Target Arthropods
Coccinella septempunctata - Tier I See Guideline
Coccinella septempunctata - Tier II See Guideline
Coccinella septempunctata - Aged Residue See Guideline
Coleomegilla maculata - Tier I OCSPP 885.4340
Coleomegilla maculata - Tier II  
Coleomegilla maculata - Aged Residue  
Orius laevigatus See Guideline
Typhlodromus pyri - Tier I See Guideline
Typhlodromus pyri - Tier II See Guideline
Typhlodromus pyri - Aged Residue See Guideline
GMO Feeding Studies  
GMO Catfish Feeding Studies  No Guideline
GMO Poultry Feeding Studies No Guideline
Non-Target Plants  
Efficacy Screening N/A
Seedling Emergence and Seeding Growth Test OCSPP 850.4100
Vegetative Vigour  OCSPP 850.4150
Aquatic Plants  
Lemna Growth Inhibition  OCSPP 850.4400
Glyceria maxima Toxicity OECD Guidline in Progress
Mesocosm N/A
Microcosm N/A
Myriophyllum spicatum Toxicity See OECD Guideline
Other Aquatic Plant  
Activated Sludge, Respiration Inhibition  OCSPP 850.3300
Carbon Transformation See OECD Guideline
Nitrogen Transformation  See OECD Guideline
Bumble Bee Oral and Contact Acute Toxicity Combined Approach  See OECD Guideline
10-Day Chronic Adult Feeding Toxicity - Bumble Bee Guideline in progress
Honey Bee Acute Contact Toxicity  OCSPP 850.302
Honey Bee Acute Oral Toxicity  See OECD Guideline
Honey Bee Oral and Contact Acute Toxicity Combined Approach  See OECD Guideline
Honey Bee Toxicity of Residues on Foliage OCSPP 850.3030
7-Day Acute Larval Toxicity - Honey Bee  See OECD Guideline
10-Day Chronic Adult Feeding Toxicity - Honey Bee  See OECD Guideline
22-Day Chronic Larval Toxicity - Honey Bee See OECD Guidance Document No.239
Solitary Bee Acute Contact Toxicity See OECD Guideline in progress
Solitary Bee Acute Oral Toxicity See OECD Guideline in progress

 * Smithers has experience of performing these tests across a range of product types including plant protection products, biocidal products, veterinary medicines, pharmaceuticals and industrial chemicals.

OSPAR = Commission, Methods for the Testing of Chemicals used in the Offshore Oil Industry
IOBC = International Organisation for Biological and Integrated Control
EPPO = European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organisation.
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