Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C), The Acta Group, L.L.C. (Acta), and The Acta Group EU, Ltd (Acta EU) are pleased to announce the formation and launch of B&C's consortia management affiliate, B&C Consortia Management, L.L.C. (BCCM). BCCM provides core support services for industrial, agricultural, and biocide chemical advocacy, testing, and research consortia. BCCM provides a full compliment of consortia management services, including consortia formation, full financial services managed by a C.P.A., organizational support, administration services, and infrastructure/communication platforms to ensure consortium participants have secure access to consortia documents and operations wherever they may happen to be located. BCCM also provides effective and efficient laboratory communication and management services for consortia that expend significant resources on study data production.
BCCM structures and manages its consortia to conform with the realities of the industrial and agricultural chemical business communities, and offers a variety of state-of-the-art actual and/or virtual electronic platforms or a combination of the two to ensure consortia participants have a business organizational model that allows seamless access to and communication with the consortia and its business affairs. These services free time for consortium members to focus on substantive issues, thus helping to ensure the consortium's interests are protected and its voice heard on a wide-range of domestic and international regulatory, scientific, legal, and related issues.
Kathleen M. Roberts, Vice President of BCCM, notes that 'the need to form chemical consortia has increased greatly over the past few years. EPA has been very active in compelling the development of data. The industrial and agricultural chemical community has also looked for creative ways to leverage resources to satisfy product stewardship and related business needs. BCCM is well-suited to assist chemical manufacturers and others in fulfilling these regulatory and business needs.'
B&C, BCCM, Acta, and Acta EU lawyer and non-lawyer scientists and professionals assist clients with addressing the complex legal, regulatory, and science issues that arise at the intersection of law and science policy pertinent to traditional and nanoscale industrial, agricultural chemicals, and biocides. B&C, BCCM, Acta, and Acta EU professionals offer expertise on a full range of global chemical program consulting services that include, but are not limited to, the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), the European Union's (EU) Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) regulation, the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS), Globally Harmonized Systems (GHS), and related global chemical regulatory programs in North America, the EU, and Asia and Pacific Rim countries.