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Spin-off for chemical safety

When chemicals injure cells, that injury initiates response pathways that signal stress in the cells. The strong activation of these pathways signals the onset of toxicity.

SaferSkin™ Launched at SOT

SaferSkin™ is a cloud-based software application and collaboration platform, supporting Integrated Testing Strategies to predict the skin sensitization potential of chemical entities.

EdelweissData™

Our new platform, EdelweissData™, makes data management, integration and sharing easy. Simply upload your files - in any form - directly onto our secure, cloud-based platform.

SaferSkin™ for animal-free tests

SaferSkin™ combines three of the top methods for ITS: the Bayesian Network approach, Multiple Regression Analysis and ‘2 out of 3‘ Weight of Evidence.

Scientific data sharing tools

Paul Jennings, Head of Molecular and Computational Toxicology at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, on research data management.

Prof. Bob van de Water

What is the best way to manage, integrate and share data coming in from many different sources? Professor Bob van de Water answers.

New era for natural products

Some of our most powerful modern pharmaceuticals come from nature. Yet, less than 10% of the 250,000 known plant species have been studied ...

App brings data together

The safety assessment of chemicals is a complicated process. To reach meaningful conclusions, risk assessors must have access to all relevant knowledge and data ...

A more powerful way to test skin sensitisation

More accurate, reproducible risk assessment to determine whether a substance is a skin sensitiser

eChemInfo Oxford 2018

After the successful Milano workshop last week, the next Training and Innovation Course in Drug Design is taking place in Oxford.

Nature Nanotechnology - July issue

Managing Director of Douglas Connect, Barry Hardy, and Scientific Project Manager Lucian Farcal are among the international authors.

DC & Kirkstall: Quasi-Vivo training

Edelweiss Connect is launching a series of workshops on bringing next-generation toxicology closer to the lab.

InnovationWell sparks discussion on Systematic Review

Get the right people talking together about a problem and you might come up with a new approach, if not a solution.

App pulls 3Rs knowledge together

Edelweiss Connect has released the 3Rs application, a user-friendly online tool that allows both scientists and the general public to consult knowledge sources relevant to the 3Rs principles (Replacement, Reduction and Refinement of animal testing).

InnovationWell relaunches

On May 7-11, Douglas Connect relaunches its own InnovationWell Knowledge Cafés, with three events. The three events are designed to draw scientists from industry, academia and government agencies and the general public to the same table. 

Conversation at the heart of science

Science has a lonely image - the solitary individual hunched over a microscope or computer - when, in fact, discovery often depends on that ... 

SOT-ToxExpo 2018

Douglas Connect, known for its focus on collaboration and community, offered its visitors a session of free data counselling.

Animal-replacement challenge

Douglas Connect is one of the winners of the latest CRACK IT Challenge, for refining, reducing and replacing animal testing.

Barry's Safer World by Design

Why would a busy CEO give time to starting a global, public-benefit organization? For that matter, how do you even go about it? 

Supporting Decision Making

Talk is easier than action. And action is more straightforward than reaching a common understanding, agreement and acceptance. 

Problem Definition for Datasets

The most important resource for an empirical science like toxicology and its application in risk assessment is data... 

DC to open new Lab

Dr. Tatyana Doktorova, Douglas Connect's Senior Toxicologist, is responsible for the company's new Safety Assessment lab.

Daniel Bachler's Introduction to Elm

Douglas Connect's Senior Software Engineer Daniel Bachler recently gave this talk at the GOTO Berlin 2017 Conference.

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)

About Edelweiss Connect

Edelweiss 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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