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Announcing the Release of Effectopedia

The Institute of Biophysics and Biomedical Engineering at Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and the International QSAR Foundation are pleased to announce the alpha version of Effectopedia, the online encyclopedia and graphical editor for adverse outcome pathways (AOPs). This open source and free software is designed to fill the last remaining gap in the use of QSAR to estimate adverse effects of chemicals without additional animal testing. Click on the Effectopedia banner for more information on how you can participate in the evaluation and development of AOPs for chemical safety in the environment, food and household products.
Hristo Aladjov and Gilman Veith

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Niagra boatThe International QSAR Foundation is a collaboration of QSAR specialists focused on the the major technical gaps in QSAR methods for identifying hazardous chemicals without additional animal testing.

We develop new QSAR technologies for use in the QSAR Toolbox provided by OECD.  QSAR models predict chemical behavior directly from chemical structure so that adverse effects in cells, tissues and organisms can be simulated without additional testing.

The major gap in QSAR methodolgy is now the modeling long-term adverse effects which is being resolved using biological response models known as adverse outcome pathways (AOPs). 

Last Updated (Wednesday, 12 December 2012 18:25)