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‘Nano’ Today

Introduction Nanotechnology encompasses a wide variety of nanosized materials, or nanomaterials (NMs), which are defined by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) as materials with any external dimension in the nanoscale or having internal structure or surface structure in the nanoscale (ISO, 2011). There is a large number of NMs in the global marketplace with […]
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Good Read-Across Practice (GRAP) Guidance Workshop

Contributor: Kate Willett, HSUS March 1, 2016 10am – 4pm US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition Wiley Building 1A003 CFSAN Auditorium 5100 Paint Branch Parkway College Park, MD 20740 Co-hosted by the US Food and Drug Administration Center for Food Safety and Advanced Nutrition (FDA-CFSAN) and the Center […]
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Acute toxicity prediction across multiple species

Bhhatarai, et al. (2015), in an upcoming article in the journal Toxicological Sciences, describe their study as a milestone for non-animal approaches for acute toxicity testing as it lays “the framework for broader approaches to read-across that includes interspecies and mechanistic HTS [high-throughput screening] data and also highlights the importance of addressing systemic bioavailability.” The […]
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