“Sumitomo Chemical believes that to succeed in the long run, business activities must benefit society.  This core value is the basis of our long-standing commitment to develop innovative vector control technologies that will help end malaria for good,” said Ray Nishimoto, Representative Director & Senior Managing Executive Officer and President of Health & Crop Sciences Sector, Sumitomo Chemical.

From the 18th April 2018, ”Sumitomo Chemical is proud to join in the Vector Control Malaria Declaration, alongside other leading crop protection companies, and to confirm that we will continue to bring new vector control solutions to market until malaria is ultimately eradicated,“ he added.

Over the course of 16 years, we have delivered over 300 million nets to more than 80 countries worldwide, saving an estimated 600,000 lives and averting approximately 100 million cases of malaria[1].

With more countries reporting resistant strains of mosquitoes to “classical insecticides”, Sumitomo Chemical is leading innovation to develop new modes of action to combat resistance.

SumiShield 50WG

is based on the neonicotinoid insecticide clothianidin. This is the first new mode of action chemistry to be introduced to the vector control market in nearly 40 years.

It represents a breakthrough for resistance management, alongside First in Class Olyset® Plus PBO Nets.

With this new mode of action, Sumitomo is reaffirming its commitment to vector control, public health and society.

Sumitomo Chemical is #ReadyToBeatMalaria.

[1] based on 2015 Bhatt et al. Nature, 2015

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