Makhteshim Agan Releases Portfolio of Fipronil Products

Makhteshim Agan Group has launched a number of products containing the active ingredient fipronil, a broad spectrum insecticide and product used against termites in structural pest control and fleas and tick control on companion animals, according to a press release.

This is the first major generic version of fipronil in the US. The launch follows grant of EPA registrations obtained by MAI and its affiliates.

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“The development of a significant product such as fipronil, without infringement of existing patents, is a major accomplishment for Makhteshim Agan,” said Erez Vigodman, President and CEO of MAI, in a prepared statement. “Fipronil has long been on our radar; its introduction strengthens our portfolio and provides us with another channel for profitable growth.”

MAI’s affiliate Control Solutions, Inc. in the US will launch the active ingredient under the brand name Taurus for use in the professional pest control market and Prefurred for companion animal use. MAI’s subsidiary QualiPro will launch a fipronil granule product for use in the professional turf and lawn care markets, according to the company.

“The launch clearly advances our market position in the US, we are especially excited about this portfolio expansion for our environmental solutions segment which is consistent with our strategy to provide effective solutions to our customers in the Americas region,” said Mr. Shaul Friedland, Head of MAI’s Americas region in a prepared statement.

Following this launch, the company expects to introduce fipronil based products in additional markets worldwide.