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The New Journey

The new journey from research to industry and regulatory practice

One of the main messages of the Global Regulatory Science Summit held in Brasilia in September was that decision-making about safety assessment is undergoing a major transition. Many new types of heterogeneous scientific data must now be integrated as evidence into assessments. And, as medicine becomes more personalised, increasing amounts of data on individuals must also be managed.

Working Together on Safety Assessment

Sometimes we forget that science is about people. And how one conversation can define a solution or take research in a new direction. This was already true in Einstein’s day. Now, with 21st Century science demanding the combination of so many divergent specialties, it is even more important. Bringing together communities and related collaborations would seem the best way to proceed.

A Perspective on launching ToxHQ

The overarching goal of ToxHQ is to develop an innovative organization, offering services and products in hazard and exposure modelling, predictive toxicology and integrated testing strategies supporting safety assessment.

The target industries produce products requiring health and environmental assessment and include pharmaceuticals, consumer products, chemicals, pesticides, biocides, food and product materials (including advance complex materials such as obtained from nanotechnology).