Open Request - NTIAT - Non-Toxic Insect Attractant Technology





Request ID:  NTIAT

Request Title:  Non-Toxic Insect Attractant Technology

Submitting Organization:  P&G

Response Deadline:  October 25, 2017

For Questions about Request:  Send e-mail to Collaborations@TCC-Houston.org


BACKGROUND:
The global home insecticide market is dominated by chemicals that are toxic to insects and people/pets.  P&G has been experimenting with ways to attract and trap insects with combinations of physical attractants (light, heat) and chemical attractants that not only attract insects but are safe and pleasant to be used within the home.  P&G would like to find other attractants that are non-toxic to people and pets to improve the performance of the product. 


DESCRIPTION OF NEED:

  • Insect attractant technologies that are non-toxic to people and pets
  • Insects we are interested in:  House Flies, Mosquitoes, Fruit Flies, Stink Bugs, Bed Bugs, Roaches, Ants, Moths, Gnats


WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR:

Chemical Attractants that:

  • Preferably deliver a competitive advantage versus existing/known attractants
  • Preferably use ingredients from the FIFRA 25b exempt list (Non 25B are less preferred but also acceptable.)
  • We will consider attractants made from food-grade materials
  • We will consider pheromone-based attractants
  • We are open to attractants that require power to activate/volatilize (e.g. battery or house current)
  • Have been proven to be safe for use around people and pets (our strong preference is to be able to say “non-toxic to people and pets”).
  • Last at least 1 week within typical US and Chinese home environments (we prefer 3-4 weeks)


Physical Attractants that:

  • Do not require the use of any chemical (e.g. light, heat, etc.)


WHAT WE ARE NOT INTERESTED IN:

  • Attractant technologies that could be toxic to mammals (people/pets), or have a major environmental impact to beneficial species (such as: bees, fish, butterflies).


CRITICAL DATA:

  • Experimental evidence of the attractant efficacy
  • Understanding of where competitive advantage and/or proprietary position is derived
  • Key ingredients in the attractant (if they can be shared non-confidentially)


Please note that only non-confidential information describing the technology, current use, attraction efficacy, toxicity, human safety and IP can be accepted for review.