ToxMinds are specialised in ensuring product safety and compliance.

 

We are passionate about toxicology and how emerging developments can be utilised to provide our customers with a competitive advantage in the marketplace.

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September 2019

Read about the current state-of-the-art information on the need for second-species testing to identify developmental toxicity.

INDUSTRIES FOR WHICH WE WORK

Chemicals

Our team of highly qualified (eco)toxicologists and regulatory specialists ensure that your products are safe to man and the environment and REACH compliant!

Biocides

Obtaining biocidal product authorisation – ToxMinds supports companies marketing biocidal actives and products complying with the European Biocides Regulation.

Cosmetic & consumer products

Non-animal testing based safety assessment strategies for the cosmetics & consumer products industry.

Pharma

Chemical risk assessment, PDE and MRL derivation services to companies from the pharmaceutical, veterinary medicines or medical device sectors.

Green biotechnology

Supporting the agribusiness and biotechnology sector with GM crop registration in accordance with the latest EFSA and EU legislative guidelines.

TOXMINDS INSIGHTS

Requirement of second species testing for evaluating developmental toxicity potential

Over the last decade, there has been ongoing debate on the regulatory requirement of a second-species testing requirement to identify developmental toxicity. A recent article by Braakhuis et al. (2019) has questioned the reproducibility of developmental toxicity results and the comparison approach using NOAELs. The current insight attempts to present the state-of-the-art information on the ongoing discussion.

Evaluation of in vitro assays for the assessment of the skin sensitisation hazard of functional polysiloxanes and silanes

A published research programme investigating the skin sensitisation potential of a group of functional polysiloxanes and silanes in vivo and in vitro is an instructive example of what can happen in ‘real life’ when testing a group of chemical substances that seemingly belong to the same class of chemicals for skin sensitisation

TOXMINDS SERVICES

Chemical and product safety

Ensuring chemical and product safety using emerging technology and state-of-the-art risk assessment practices.

Regulatory strategy and compliance

We help you to meet the regulatory demands and to stay compliant with EU Regulations.

Product stewardship

Ensuring publicly acceptable products – We help you to communicate the safety of your product to the public.

QSAR Modelling

Predicting toxicity, identifying suitable analogues for read-across and select lead candidates through combined use of public and commercial QSAR tools.

Endocrine disruption

Identifying and assessing the evidence for chemicals to cause endocrine disruption in humans and the environment.

New risk assessment methodologies

Identifying and applying new methodologies and risk assessment approaches to support chemical safety without animal testing.

CASE STUDY

ToxMinds is the consortium management organisation and technical lead consultancy for 3 REACH and 1 Biocides consortia

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