consultancy in computational toxicology
Applications: screening and chemical risk assessment
Computational or in silico toxicology
What is it?
It is a branch of toxicology concerned with the development and use of computer-based models to understand and predict the interactions of biological organisms (at population, individual, cellular, and molecular levels) with pollutants in the air, water, soil and food, and their adverse health effects that they may cause.
Why to use it?
Computational toxicology is a mean of reducing your in vivo and in vitro testing retaining the credibility of your chemical risk assessment in agreement with the 3Rs principles.
When to use it?
This multidisciplinary field has applications ranging from hazard and risk prioritization of chemicals to safety screening of drug metabolites, and has active participation and growth from many organizations, including government agencies, not-for-profit organizations, private industry, and universities.
As alternative to test data
Europe REACH (Annex XI of the European Union's REACH regulation and Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling category
US Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act
US FDA CDRH (Centre for Devices and Radiological Health) guidance on medical devices and US FDA guidance on Electronic Nicotine Delivery Devices
As a part of the weight-of-evidence in regulatory submissions
When synthesis of a complex test material is not feasible
Assessment of impurities and degradation product
Residues of plat protection products
Assessment of extractable and leachables
How to use it
You can choose the approach that best suits you among our services.