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SePRO Corporation Announces USEPA Approval of ProcellaCOR™ Aquatic Herbicide

SePRO Corporation announces today the United States Federal registration of ProcellaCOR—a novel, game-changing technology for aquatic plant management.

Carmel, IN, March 14, 2018 --( SePRO Corporation announces today the United States Federal registration of ProcellaCOR—a novel, game-changing technology for aquatic plant management.

ProcellaCOR is a new, advanced tool for selective, systemic control of major invasive aquatic weeds including hydrilla, Eurasian and hybrid watermilfoils, crested floating heart, water hyacinth, and many more. ProcellaCOR’s approval marks a number of major firsts for the management of exotic and nuisance aquatic vegetation:
· The first brand-new herbicide active to receive approval of aquatic use in its initial USEPA registration in 32 years (Sonar® being the last);

· The only short-exposure, systemic herbicide mode of action for hydrilla;

· The first US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Reduced Risk designation for a short-exposure herbicide for spot and partial in-water treatments of submersed weeds; and

· The first non-copper herbicide for localized treatments without any restriction on human potable water consumption following application.

In conclusion, EPA describes that there are "no risks of concern to human health from any route of exposure" and ProcellaCOR "may provide a better alternative to older chemistries that require higher levels of risk mitigation practices in order to reduce exposure." With an excellent environmental profile, EPA describes "no risk concerns for non-target wildlife." With low use rates due to unprecedented activity on major invasive aquatic plants, ProcellaCOR will reduce needed herbicide rates by orders of magnitude versus alternate, older technologies.

SePRO’s President and CEO Bill Culpepper: “We are excited to offer ProcellaCOR as a new tool for aquatic plant management. Its development and successful registration reflects our ongoing commitment to innovation and leadership in the aquatic market, and I am proud of our team’s successful efforts to register this technology.”

Vice President of Research and Sales, Dr. Tyler Koschnick: “ProcellaCOR is a leap in technology for aquatic plant management. Its registration is due to the hard work and creativity of a great team and effective partnership with industry, government, and university collaborators. ProcellaCOR is the first of a planned series of major aquatic solutions in development under SePRO’s Procella Water Resource Solutions platform and we are energized by ProcellaCOR’s approval to continue research on these other prospective advanced technologies.”

Senior Aquatic Technology Leader, Dr. Mark Heilman: “The successful development and registration of ProcellaCOR is a major milestone derived from SePRO’s strong investment in developing new technology for aquatic resource management. Along with the entire SePRO team, I look forward to the next phase of supporting certified Stewards of Water management professionals and public agency partners in operational adoption of ProcellaCOR.”

SePRO Corporation is a research-based life sciences company focused on the specialty chemical and pharmaceutical industries. SePRO is recognized as an industry leader in providing the highest level of technical service to customers who operate in specialty niche markets. SePRO’s key business segments include the US Aquatics Industry, Greenhouse/Nursery Markets, Professional Turf/Landscape Management and the Pharmaceutical industry, operating as ParaPRO, LLC.

Sonar and ProcellaCOR are trademarks of SePRO Corporation.
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