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ECHA provides data to Cefic for developing tool to predict toxicity

8:10 AM MST | February 17, 2016 | Michael Ravenscroft

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) says it providing access to certain data from its chemicals database to Cefic for developing a software tool for predicting the toxicity of chemicals. The aim of the tool, Ambit, is to avoid unnecessary testing on animals when filling information gaps on chemicals. Ambit, which is being developed under an industry-led project, consists of a database of more than 450,000 structures and data modules that allow the data to be searched and mined. ECHA is supporting this industry initiative by giving Cefic access to...

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