Vector Control, Saving Lives


Working with our industrial partners has been the cornerstone of IVCC's mission to develop new active ingredients, each with a novel mode of action. These will form the basis of a new generation of insecticides suitable for public health purposes.
The main objective of developing new active ingredients is to target the malaria transmitting mosquitoes, but they will also have wider application in controlling insects that transmit other diseases.

Since 2007, our industrial partners have searched their libraries of around 4 million chemical compounds, and screened hundreds of thousands of chemical classes using IVCC Target Product Profiles to ensure suitability for purpose.
Nine novel chemical classes have shown significant activity against adult mosquitoes and are ready to be moved into the candidate selection, from which three of these new active ingredients will be to full development.

The high level of commitment and support that IVCC has received from its industry partners has been invaluable. Without their hard work, the AI portfolio would not be where it is today, poised to enter the final development stages.


  • Syngenta

    Syngenta is one of the world's leading companies with more than 28,000 employees in some 90 countries dedicated to its purpose: Bringing plant potential to life.


    Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the fields of health care, agriculture and high-tech polymer materials. As an innovation company, it sets trends in research-intensive areas. Its products and services are designed to benefit people and improve their quality of life. At the same time it aims to create value through innovation, growth and high earning power.

  • BASF

    BASF creates chemistry for a sustainable future, combining economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. Approximately 114,000 employees in the BASF Group work on contributing to the success of its customers in nearly all sectors and almost every country in the world. BASF’s portfolio is organized into five segments: Chemicals, Performance Products, Functional Materials & Solutions, Agricultural Solutions and Oil & Gas. With a rapidly growing population, the world is increasingly dependent on our ability to develop and maintain sustainable agriculture and healthy environments. BASF’s agricultural division works with farmers, agricultural professionals, pest management experts and others to help make this possible. With their cooperation, BASF is able to sustain an active R&D pipeline, an innovative portfolio of products and services, and teams of experts in the lab and in the field to help their customers succeed.

  • Sumitomo Chemical

    Sumitomo Chemical (UK) is responsible for the business activities of the Environmental Health Division of Sumitomo Chemical Co. Ltd.; serving customers in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. It prides itself in supplying a full range of insecticide active ingredients with the best and most comprehensive technical and regulatory support, from discovery and development of new active ingredients, through technical and regulatory support to supply of the highest quality products.

  • DuPont

    Through DuPont's knowledge of material science, it is providing safer, better-performing, higher-quality, and more environmentally sustainable products in the global chemical industry to meet the needs of a growing world.

  • Dow

    Dow's Mission is 'to passionately create innovation for our stakeholders at the intersection of chemistry, biology and physics'. Its vision is 'to be the most valuable and respected science company in the world'.