Volume 95 Issue 12 | p. 10 | News of The Week
Issue Date: March 20, 2017

UL software targets animal testing

Company is latest to seek alternatives to animal tests for chemical evaluation
Department: Business
Keywords: informatics, chemical regulation, beagle, animal testing

The testing and certifying company UL has introduced software aimed at reducing the need for animal testing when assessing chemicals for Europe’s Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation & Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) program.

The product, REACHAcross software, uses machine learning, a method whereby data continually enhances software, to assess the behavior of any chemical of interest to European regulators, UL says.

REACHAcross, which debuted at the Society of Toxicology’s annual meeting in Baltimore last week, is the . . .

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