06 Sep 2018 - 06 Sep 2018

Cat-App Project 2018 Results Presentation

The presentation of the results of the Cat-App Project 2018 took place at the SQUARE, Panoramic Hall (5th floor), 3 Coudenberg, 1000 Brussels, Belgium, on Thursday, 6th of September 2018 from 09:00 to 17:00.

The Cat-App* project, was initiated and funded by Concawe with the goal to avoid unnecessary laboratory animal use in the human health hazard and risk assessment process related to the production, distribution and use of petroleum products, by applying new approach methodologies as alternatives to animal testing integrated in an informed testing strategy.

Cat-App aims to provide a cost-effective integrative approach to address the regulatory toxicity decision making challenges that (petroleum) UVCB substances present, due to their chemical complexity and multi-constituent nature with largely unknown and variable composition. The concept is to develop a framework to facilitate chemical-biological read-across of toxicological data, a novel direction to inform regulatory decision making on these and other complex substances.

An overview of the project, the major results, the application of these data to support the Concawe REACH product dossiers and a way forward for the short to long term future have been presented in the meeting.

For more information about the Cat-App project click here, for the full program of the event click here.

Brochure of the Cat-App 20818 results is available here.

The presentations from the event can be found here:

*New technologies to underping CATegory APProaches and read across in regulatory programs.