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Food and Drug Safety Assessment

In the area of food safety, the GSRS speakers noted the willingness of regulators to use data from new technologies once they are mature enough.

From research to industry

One of the main messages of the Global Summit on Regulatory Science (GSRS17) held in Brasilia in September was that decision-making about safety assessment is undergoing a major transition.

in3: young scientists rising

PhD student Pranika Singh is embedded in Douglas Connect, at its main office in Basel’s Technology Park.

The foundation of miracles

Miracle cures were just around the corner. After a few years, when the miracles didn’t appear, a period of popular disillusion set in.

Regulatory science and practice

New methods from biology, chemistry and computer science are rapidly changing our approach to safety assessment.

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.

"Detailed Report” feature for SkinSens ITS

Following the successful SkinSens ITS release during the Society of Toxicology annual meeting 2017, we received plenty of positive feedback and valuable suggestions for additional features.

Replacing animal testing

Every day, we come into contact with chemicals whose effects on the human body and the environment have not been adequately tested. Over 100,000 of them need urgent evaluation  ...

Drug Design Training and Research

The eChemInfo Training and Innovation Course in Drug Design took place in Milano on 17-21 July 2017. EChemInfo workshops are organized for almost 10 years.

Join us at eCheminfo Euro

A couple of last-minute places are still available for the eChemInfo workshop (Training and Innovation Course in Drug Design) in Milano starting July 17. Register now at https://goo.gl/au4QBW.

Join us at OpenTox USA

Consider joining next week in Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina, for a great program progressing "Safer World by Design" goals.
More info: > OpenTox USA 2017 <

OpenTox Asia 2017

During 17-18 May 2017, we visited green and beautiful Daejeon in South Korea for OpenTox Asia 2017. Speakers from all over Asia and the rest of the world attended to present and discuss innovation in predictive toxicology at Didimdol Plaza, KRICT.

Skin Sensitization Application

Allergic contact dermatitis (aka., skin sensitization) accounts for 20% of all contact dermatitis cases and hence has an estimated annual cost up to $200 million. It is also a public health problem...

eNanoMapper Success

Started in February 2014 under the coordination of Douglas Connect, eNanoMapper developed a computational framework for nanomaterials toxicological data.

Meetings in Tokyo and Seoul

Late November and early December 2016 saw us organising an open science seminar in Tokyo, Japan, and a toxicology hackathon in Seoul, Korea.

In3 is recruiting

The in3 project is funded by the EU's Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action - Innovative Training Network aims to drive the synergistic development and utilisation of in vitro and in silico tools for human chemical and nanomaterial (NM) safety assessment.

OpenRiskNet kicked off

OpenRiskNet kicked off at Technology Park in Basel, Switzerland (on 15 and 16 December 2016)

OpenTox Data APIs

At Douglas Connect we focus on improving data management and data access solutions for scientific, industry and regulatory use.

About Douglas Connect

Douglas Connect manages collaborative projects to achieve goals in scientific research, infrastructure development or service provision. Effective collaboration requires many elements including coordination, culture, communications, common understanding, decision-making and interoperability.

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