Predicting the 6-pack

The 6-pack provides information on health hazards from short-term exposure to a test substance. It is a battery of in vivo tests that evaluate 1) acute systemic toxicity by different routes of exposure (i.e., oral, inhalation and dermal); 2) skin and eye irritation/corrosion; 3) dermal sensitization. It is used in the assessment of many products …

Computational toxicology at the SOT 2021 Meeting

We are happy to be presenting at this year’s virtual SOT meeting1 on a number of topics throughout the course of the event. On Monday 15th March at 3pm (EST), we are covering some new areas at the session “Hot Topics in Computational Toxicology: New Developments that Support Regulatory Submissions.” This includes a discussion on …

Are (Q)SAR models fit-for-purpose for classification and labelling?

We were recently involved in a cross-industry project to determine whether (Q)SAR models were fit-for-purpose for classification and labelling. To test this hypothesis, a series of companies across different industrial sectors each compiled a data set of chemicals with experimental acute rat oral data. These chemicals were run against the first version of the Leadscope …