Title: Computational Toxicology at the European Commission's Joint Research Centre
Citation: EXPERT OPINION ON DRUG METABOLISM & TOXICOLOGY vol. 6 no. 7 p. 785-792
Publication Year: 2010
JRC N°: JRC58075
ISSN: 1742-5255
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC58075
DOI: 10.1517/17425255.2010.489551
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: Importance of the field: The methods and tools of computational toxicology an essential and integrating pillar in the new paradigm of predictive toxicology which seeks to develop more efficient and effective means of assessing chemical toxicity, while also reducing animal testing. Areas covered in this review: The increasingly prominent role of computational toxicology in the implementation of European chemicals legislation is described, along with initiatives by the European Commission¿s Joint Research Centre to promote the acceptance and use of computational methods. Outstanding needs and scientific challenges are also outlined. What the reader will gain: an awareness of the current situation regarding the application of computational methods in regulatory toxicology. Take home message: In recent years, there has been impressive scientific and technological advances in computational toxicology. However, considerable progress is still needed to increase the acceptance of computational methods, and in particular to develop a deeper and common understanding of how to apply computational toxicology in regulatory decision making.
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