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Bioscience Research Foundation (BRF) is proud to have the largest Ecotoxicology department in India, providing comprehensive Ecotoxicology testing services for the pharmaceutical, agrochemical, and biotechnology industries. Our Ecotoxicology department covers 26 different species, including birds, fish, algae, and plants, allowing us to test the toxicity of your compounds across multiple ecosystems. At BRF, we are committed to delivering reliable and accurate results to our clients. Our experienced scientists use state-of-the-art equipment and technologies to conduct our Ecotoxicology studies, including high-throughput flow cytometers, automated imaging systems, and high-content screening systems. Our Ecotoxicology services include the acute and chronic toxicity testing of pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals, and other chemicals, as well as the testing of environmental samples. We also offer aquatic toxicity testing, including the use of a flow-through system for fish testing, which allows us to provide highly sensitive and accurate results for our clients. In addition to our standard Ecotoxicology testing services, we also offer customized tests, including bioaccumulation studies, toxicity to honey bees and earthworms, and soil microorganism toxicity tests. Our team has extensive experience in eco-toxicological risk assessments, and we have worked on the registration of the first nano-fertilizer in India, which demonstrates our expertise in the field. At BRF, we are committed to providing our clients with high-quality services and results. Our in-house cultures of honey bees, earthworms, and other organisms enable us to perform these tests quickly and accurately. Our reports are accepted by regulatory agencies worldwide, and we are accredited by Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL). Contact us today to learn more about our Ecotoxicology department and how we can help support your drug discovery and development needs.

Our Lab

Quick overview of services we can provide

Aquatic Toxicity


  • Fish acute toxicity  (e.g., OECD 203)
  • Daphnia acute and chronic toxicity  (e.g., OECD 202, OECD 211)
  • Algal growth inhibition  (e.g., OECD 201)
  • Microtox  (bacterial bioluminescence inhibition)
  • Ichthyo Toxicity 
  • Aquatic plant toxicity 
  • Crustacean acute and chronic toxicity 
  • Aquatic macroinvertebrate acute and chronic toxicity 
  • Amphibian toxicity 
  • Sediment toxicity  using benthic organisms
  • Mysid shrimp toxicity 
  • Marine and freshwater mollusk toxicity
Terrestrial Toxicity
  • Earthworm acute and chronic toxicity  (e.g., OECD 207, OECD 222)
  • Soil microorganism toxicity 
  • Plant seedling and growth  (e.g., OECD 208, OECD 227)
  • Honeybee toxicity  (e.g., OECD 213)
  • Pollinator attractant/repellent 
  • Avian acute oral toxicity 
  • Seedling emergence and growth  on terrestrial plants
  • Soil invertebrate toxicity  (e.g., earthworms, collembolans)
  • Pollinator toxicity  (e.g., bees, butterflies)
  • Beneficial insect toxicity  (e.g., ladybugs, lacewings)
  • Earthworm avoidance
Sediment Toxicity
  • Freshwater sediment toxicity  (e.g., OECD 218, ASTM E1706)
  • Marine sediment toxicity  (e.g., ASTM E1367, EPA Method 600/R-99/064)
  • Benthic invertebrate toxicity 
  • Oligochaete toxicity 
  • Chironomid toxicity 
  • Sediment pore water toxicity 
  • Bioaccumulation and Biomagnification:
  • Bioconcentration factor (BCF) studies
  • Bioaccumulation in fish (e.g., OECD 305)
  • Tissue residue analysis
  • Trophic transfer studies
  • Bioaccumulation in invertebrates (e.g., mussels, snails)
  • Bioaccumulation in plants
  • Biomagnification in food chains
  • Trophic level feeding studies
Environmental Fate
  • Aerobic and anaerobic biodegradation  (e.g., OECD 301, OECD 314)
  • Soil degradation studies (e.g., OECD 307)
  • Hydrolysis studies
  • Photodegradation studies
  • Adsorption/desorption studies (e.g., OECD 106, OECD 121)
  • Volatilization studies
  • Soil leaching and runoff studies
  • Dissipation studies in different soil types
  • Transformation product identification and characterization
  • Mobility and persistence studies in water and soil
Environmental Risk Assessment
  • Species sensitivity distribution analysis
  • Environmental risk assessment modeling
  • Sediment quality assessment
  • Field monitoring and ecotoxicological surveys
  • Ecological exposure studies
  • Ecotoxicological studies on non-target organisms
  • Wildlife toxicity  (e.g., small mammals, reptiles)
  • Microbial toxicity  (e.g., bacteria, fungi)
  • Terrestrial plant toxicity 
  • Aquatic plant community studies
  • Soil microbial community studies
  • Multi-species toxicity