Safer Medicines Trust collaborating with OpenTox
We are thrilled to be working with the excellent EU-funded OpenTox project. OpenTox is working to support predictive toxicology, using a variety of human-relevant approaches, to meet the requirements of the REACH legislation and other global toxicological demands.
On 30 October, our US Science Director, Dr Katya Tsaioun, is speaking at the OpenTox USA InterAction meeting on Innovation in Predictive Toxicology. She will also present a poster outlining our groundbreaking proposal to compare the relative abilities of animal tests and human-based in vitro tests to predict the safety of medicines.
Dr Bob Coleman gave a presentation at the University of Linz, Austria on 17 September, entitled: "Humanising Toxicity Testing in the 21st Century".
In November, he spoke at the American College of Toxicology annual meeting in San Antonio, Texas, on the subject: "Ensuring Safety and Efficacy in New Medicines – Humanizing the Process" - view here
These are tremendous opportunities to communicate with many of the world's leading toxicologists, with the potential to initiate real changes to the mindset and practice of toxicology worldwide.