- Aquatic Ecotoxicology
- OECD 202: Daphnia sp., Acute Immobilisation Test
- OECD 211: Daphnia magna Reproduction Test
- OECD 235: Chironomus sp., Acute Immobilisation Test
- OECD 218/219: Sediment-Water Chironomid Toxicity Test Using Spiked Sediment/Spiked Water
- OECD 233: Sediment-Water Chironomid Life-Cycle Toxicity Test Using Spiked Water or Spiked Sediment
- OECD 225: Sediment-water Lumbriculus Toxicity Test Using Spiked Sediment
- OECD 242: Potamopyrgus antipodarum Reproduction Test
- OECD 243: Lymnaea stagnalis Reproduction Test
- OECD 203: Fish, Acute Toxicity Test
- OECD 215: Fish Juvenile Growth Study
- OECD 212: Fish, Short-term Toxicity Test on Embryo and Sac-fry Stages
- OECD 231: The Amphibian Metamorphosis Assay
- OECD 236: Fish Embryo Acute Toxicity Test
- OECD 210: Fish, Early-life Stage Toxicity Test
- OECD 229 Fish Short Term Reproduction Assay and OECD 230 21-day Fish Assay
- OECD 240 Medaka Extended One Generation Reproduction Test (MEOGRT)
- OECD 248: Xenopus Eleutheroembryo Thyroid Assay
- OPPTS 850.1500: Fish Life Cycle Toxicity Test
- OÈCD 234 Fish sexual development test
- Storage Stability Studies
- OPPTS 830.6302, OPPTS 830.6303,and OPPTS 830.6304: Physical State, Colour and Odor at 20 °C and at 101.3 kPa
- EU A.1: Melting temperature/range
- EU A.2: Boiling temperature
- EU A.3: Relative density (liquids and solids)
- EU A.4: Vapour pressure
- EU A.5: Surface tension
- EU A.9: Flashpoint
- EU A.10: Flammability (solids)
- EU A.12: Flammability (contact with water)
- EU A.13: Pyrophoric properties of solids and liquids
- EU A.16: Relative self-ignition temperature for solids
- EU A.17: Oxidising properties
- OECD 114: Viscosity of Liquids
- Environmental Fate
- Terrestrial Ecotoxicology
- Non-target arthropod testing with the parasitic wasp (Aphidius rhopalosiphi)
- Non-target arthropod testing with the lacewing (Chrysoperla carnea)
- Non-target arthropod testing with the ladybird beetle (Coccinella septempunctata)
- Non-target arthropod testing with the predatory bug (Orius laevigatus)
- Non-target arthropod testing with the predatory mite (Typhlodromus pyri)
- Non-target arthropod testing with the rove beetle (Aleochara bilineata)
- Non-target arthropod testing with the carabid beetle (Poecilus cupreus)
- Non-target arthropod testing with the wolf spider (Pardosa spec.)
- OECD 213/214: Honey bees, Acute Oral and Acute Contact Toxicity Test
- OECD 245: Honey Bee (Apis Mellifera L.), Chronic Oral Toxicity Test (10-Day Feeding)
- OECD 237: Honey Bee Larval Toxicity Test, Single Exposure
- OECD 239: Honey Bee Larval Toxicity Test
- EPPO 170: Honey Bee Field Study – do plant protection products effect honey bee colonies?
- Oomen et al. 1992: Honey Bee Brood Feeding Study
- OECD 75: Honey Bee Brood Test under Semi-field Conditions in Tunnels
- OECD 246/247 Acute Oral and Contact Toxicity to the Bumblebee, Bombus terrestris L.
- Solitary Bee Acute Contact Toxicity Study in the Laboratory (Osmia sp.) Solitary Bee Acute Oral Toxicity Study in the Laboratory (Osmia sp.) (protocols for ringtests with solitary bees recommended by the non-Apis working group)
- SANTE/11956/2016 rev.9 Residue trials for MRL setting in honey
- OECD 208: Terrestrial Plant Test - Seedling Emergence and Seedling Growth Test
- OECD 227: Terrestrial Plant Test - Vegetative Vigour Test
- OCSPP 850.4100: Seedling Emergence and Seedling Growth
- OCSPP 850.4150: Vegetative Vigor
- EPPO PP 1/207(2): Efficacy evaluation of plant protection products, Effects on succeeding crops
- Ecological Modelling
- Quality Assurance
- Testing of Potential Endocrine Disruptors
- Aquatic Ecotoxicology
- Who we are
- Company history
- Sabrina Westphal
- Dr. Ralf Petto
- Dr. Melanie Lichtenberger
- Dr. Maria Meinerling
- Andreas Lerche
- Frank Ströhle
- Dr. Mercedes Dragovits
- Christine Rushby
- Feride Karabiyik
- Dr. Saúl Molina-Herrera
- Christiane Rutschmann-Fröhlich
- Thomas Deierling
- Jan Schostag
- Sabine Schwientek
- Dr. Benoit Goussen
- Dr. Patrick Riefer
- Dr. Anja Meister-Werner
- Martina Schmalhorst
- Our Certificates
ibacon´s history is a success story based on good science, passion and a clear understanding of what the expectations of our clients are.
ibacon today: facts and figures
- international clientele from the chemical industries worldwide
- 150 qualified employees
- about 10,000 sqm laboratory and office space
- ~ 25,000 GLP studies completed so far
- Local branch office for bee studies in Leverkusen, Germany
The world is facing a health crisis and lock-down measures to limit the spread of the COVID‑19 virus. ibacon protects its employees and maintains its high quality services and availability by the early implementation of company-wide safety-measures. The most important aspect is the limitation of personal contacts which leads to virtual instead of personal meetings along with maximization of working from home office.
ibacon already offered the possibility to work remotely for decades and further increased the capacities. In person meetings are replaced by video conferences, and all business trips and visits have been cancelled. External services are only allowed when vital to our operations. Our technical and IT infrastructure is reliable, working fast; thus allowing an efficient and high quality working environment.
2015 - 2019
ibacon passed a GLP inspection in 2019 with great success (as usual), considering our test facility in Rossdorf, field trials and the branch office in Leverkusen.
The relocation of the aquatic ecotoxicology and chemistry departments to the new building allowed also the expansion of the environmental fate and terrestrial ecotoxicology departments in the old building. Step by step the existing laboratories are completely renovated and the technical infrastructure is adapted to the state of the art with e.g. modern technical equipment, a new ventilation system and LED illumination. The considerable enlargement and modernisation to the terrestrial ecotoxicology department is completed in 2019. Laboratory space of the Environmental Fate lab is doubled in 2018 to fulfil the increasing demands of our clients. The high-tech infrastructure facilities open up new possibilities concerning study performance.
Our Ecological Effects Modelling Department was established in 2015. Using ecotoxicological data from our own studies or from existing client’s data, this refined risk assessment tool provides additional information for the environmental risk assessment of our clients.
2010 - 2014
In 2014 we celebrate our 20th anniversary with more than 140 people working at ibacon and many guests. The departments for aquatic ecotoxicology and chemistry moved into our new laboratory and office building with the latest in high-tech infrastructure. The new building uses consequently up front energy saving technologies like heat insolation and heat recovery but also LED-illumination all over the building.
We now have a total of 10,000 sqm of floor space, about 5,000 sqm being laboratory space. This significantly enlarged our capacities for standard aquatic studies as well as higher tier studies such as flow-through systems for fish and daphnia, sediment organisms and aquatic plants. At the same time a new state-of-the-art LC-MS/MS analytical system and several LC-MS, HPLC/UPLC and other analytical systems ensure state of the art analytical services and accurate results also at very low concentrations.
To gain more laboratory space, we put up a new office and laboratory building just next door to our headquarter in Rossdorf.
ibacon is cracking the 100 employees mark in May 2011.
2005 - 2009
ibacon steadily increases its laboratory space. As a further business sector, environmental fate studies complete ibacons services. In 2009, we celebrate our 15th anniversary with 90 employees and 12,000 successfully performed GLP-studies.
2000 - 2004
Requirements for the registration changed and ecotoxicological studies are required for the registration of chemicals (REACh), biocides and pharmceuticals. In 2004, the Marketing & Sales Department (now Business Development) starts its work as central point of contact for our customers all over the world. In the same year 48 employees celebrate ibacon's 10th anniversary.
1994 - 1999
On its 5th anniversary in December 1999 ibacon already has 26 employees. ibacon moved into a new facility in Rossdorf, offering 650 sqm of laboratory space.
During the first five years, ibacon acquires regular customers in Germany, the European Union and overseas. Studies in the area of biodegradation, aquatic ecotoxicology, physical-chemical properties and analytical chemistry supplement the services.
On December 1st, 1994 ibacon GmbH starts its business with six employees using 200 sqm of laboratory space. The main area of expertise is terrestrial ecotoxicology for the registration of plant protection products.