Intertek Provides REACH Data Sharing and Licensing Solutions

OTTAWA, Oct. 19 /CNW Telbec/ - Intertek (www.intertek.com), the leading provider of quality and safety services to a wide range of industries, has expanded its REACH services portfolio by providing comprehensive solutions to assist companies with REACH data sharing, data access and licensing of studies.

REACH data holders have an obligation to share toxicological evaluations and vertebrate test data with the lead registrant of a substance. Most data holders do not have the resources to meet these requirements and are faced with meeting the obligations for sharing data under REACH. Companies that produce studies want to ensure they will be properly compensated.

Intertek provides a global network of REACH centers, Substance Information Exchange Forums (SIEF) expertise, and regulatory experts to enable sharing of data. Intertek will identify consortia, SIEFs and lead registrants that require specific copyrighted test studies, and negotiate compensation term arrangements under the data compensation rules provided in the REACH Guidance for Data Sharing. Intertek's qualified resources evaluate the quality of the data, communicate with the proper stakeholders, and put in place the correct compensation agreement for this data.

"Customers are continuously challenged by these expanding, complex REACH requirements," states Dr. Ruud Overbeek, Vice President of Intertek's Health and Environmental Services, Restricted Substances and REACH. "Intertek's services will ensure that REACH registrants will obtain the quality data they need, that data-holders will be properly compensated for the data they provide, and that all stakeholders will achieve substantially less vertebrate testing towards registration."

Let Intertek help you unlock the value from your available laboratory studies. For additional information about Intertek's REACH services, please contact our experts in practical REACH compliance directly at reach@intertek.com or visit http://www.intertek.com/reach.

About Intertek Health & Environmental Services (www.intertek.com/green)

Intertek Health & Environmental Services offers the complete solution for global, regional, or local compliance, providing sound traceability systems and strict enforcement of due diligence policies. Intertek does more than simply help our clients comply, we give them the competitive advantage they desire. Our Services offer comprehensive solutions for RoHS, Restricted Substances, CPSIA, REACH, California Proposition 65, Carbon Management, and Greenhouse Gas reduction, including on-call consulting, testing and analysis, legal representation, certification, and corporate education appropriate for all types and levels of business. Intertek Health & Environmental Services is a leader in global environmental compliance, consulting, technology services and product stewardship.

About Intertek (www.intertek.com)

Intertek is a leading provider of quality and safety solutions serving a wide range of industries around the world. From auditing and inspection, to testing, quality assurance and certification, Intertek people are dedicated to adding value to customers' products and processes, supporting their success in the global marketplace. Intertek has the expertise, resources and global reach to support its customers through its network of more than 1,000 laboratories and offices and over 24,000 people in more than 100 countries around the world.

For further information, visit www.intertek.com

SOURCE INTERTEK HEALTH & ENVIRONMENTAL

For further information: For further information: Jonathan Hughes, Manager, Business Development, Telephone: (613) 599-3166 ext. 2222, Email: jonathan.hughes@intertek.com; reach@intertek.com; www.intertek.com/reach

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