Updated on February 5, 2024


Created on August 27, 2015


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Interceptor is a long lasting mosquito net.

Developed By
  1. BASF
Tested By
  • BASF
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Product Description

The Interceptor is a Long-Lasting Insecticidal Net (LLIN) that knocks down, kills, and repels mosquitos as they come in contact with the net for up to 4 years and 25 wash cycles.

Target SDGs

SDG 3: Good Health and Well-Being

Target Users (Target Impact Group)

Household, Public Sector Agencies, NGOs

Distributors / Implementing Organizations

Red Cross, UNICEF, and Roll Back Malaria

Competitive Landscape

Direct competitors include PermaNet 2.0 and Olyset Net.

Manufacturing/Building Method


Intellectural Property Type


User Provision Model

Aid organizations can purchase the nets directly from BASF. The aid organizations will then distribute the nets to the target beneficiaries in their own manner.

Distributions to Date Status


Bursting Strength (kPa)



189 + 15%

Expected lifespan (months, washes)

48, 25

Insecticide content (g/kg)


Insecticide(s) used


Mesh (holes/cm^2)


Protection from insect entry (yes/no)


Retreatment required? (frequency)


Design Specifications

Mesh net coated with alpha-cypermethrin using a polymer binder. The binder attaches the active agent to the binder such that the active ingredient remains evenly distributed across the surface for years. How the net works: 1) Net fibers coated with alpha-cypermethrin 2) Mosquito makes brief contact with the net 3) Mosquito is paralyzed and "knocked down" 4) Mosquito dies within minutes

Product Schematics

Technical Support

BASF video about malaria

Replacement Components

Holes can be patched with local materials, although the insecticide will no longer be present on that spot.


About 4 years. The net is tested to remain fully functioning after 20 wash cycles.

Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters

Tunnel test: 80% mortality & 90% blood feeding inhibition after 20 washes. Cone Bioassay Test: 80% mortality & 95% knockdown after 20 washes

Vetted Performance Status

100% knockdown at one-hour post exposure 100% prevention of blood feeding after 20 washes Median time to knockdown: 6 minutes Nets washed 20 to 25 times still meet or exceed performance standards for LLINs with high efficacy


No hazards listed

Complementary Technical Systems

BASF nets are most effective when used in combination with other malaria control products.

Compliance with regulations

Exceeds the WHO Pesticide Evaluation Scheme requirements for long-lasting insecticidal nets. Nets washed 20 to 25 times still meet or exceed performance standards for LLINs with high efficacy"

Other Information

The Interceptor has been evaluated by the World Health Organization Pesticide Evaluation Scheme (WHOPES) and the Innovative Vector Control Consortium through both lab testing and field studies. Field studies have been conducted in Liberia, India, and Western Uganda.

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