ECHA Selectively Sharing Data To Promote Non-Animal Chemical Assessments
This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet
The European Chemicals Agency has provided non-confidential REACH data to an international industry consortium to support development of AMBIT software, which can assist companies in filling safety data gaps (without animal testing) via chemical grouping and quantitative structure-activity relationships.
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