New approach methodologies (NAMs) - replacement (full and partial) technologies for use in assessing chemical or drug toxicity - hold great promise in providing useful information for chemical hazard and risk assessment. We are leading projects to increase confidence in the use and application of NAMs for regulatory decision making. This will ultimately reduce the current reliance on animal toxicity tests and improve the science and predictivity of safety testing.
2023 workshop: Opportunities for the UK to develop world-leading chemicals regulation
In collaboration with Unilever we brought together over 50 scientists across government departments, large and small industry and academia to discuss the opportunities to develop and implement UK chemicals regulation that is science-led, embraces the latest scientific and technological developments particularly with regards to the use of NAMs, and provides benefit to the UK economy.
Using cell-based and computational approaches to investigate how pharmaceuticals and environmental chemicals interact with biological systems, to help predict whether they are harmful to humans and/or the environment.