Smithers Viscient to present approaches to in vitro metabolism studies for plant protection products

Smithers Viscient expert scientists will host a session to discuss the approach to metabolism and the utilisation of in vitro techniques to support regulatory studies for plant protection products.
Rory Mumford, Senior Manager and Sharon Swales, Department Director, Environmental Fate & Metabolism at Smithers Viscient, will co-host a presentation  highlighting options available to generate regulatory-compliant metabolism data using emerging in vitro techniques.
The assessment of the coverage of human metabolites from agrochemicals in has been a topic of discussion for some time and was made a data requirement in 2009 for EU Regulation 1107/2009 where an interspecies comparison should be made and include human derived tests systems as one of the species.  The European Food and Safety Authority (EFSA) recently held a workshop to discuss the minimum amount of information required from these studies and to provide guidance on how to conduct and interpret these studies in the absence of OECD guidelines. Currently, in vitro studies are the only acceptable way of producing data for read-across of human metabolism of pesticides. Whilst the data from in vitro studies cannot be used to replace the regulatory animal and crop studies in vitro studies can be used in support.

Smithers Viscient will host the complimentary luncheon and discussion session at SETAC, Helsinki, Finland, Tuesday 28th May, 12.00-13.00pm – Meeting room 214

Places are limited, to register your interest and for further information, please click here.
The Smithers Viscient team will be available at stand 14-16.

About SETAC Europe
“The Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry Europe (SETAC Europe) 29th Annual Meeting will be held in Helsinki, 26th-30th May 2019. A 5-day event featuring a variety of training, networking and learning opportunities. You cannot miss this event if you are interested in emerging research, regulatory developments and the latest methodologies in environmental toxicology and chemistry. Between 2,000 and 2,500 scientists, assessors, regulators and managers from academia, business and government, representing an average of 60 countries, provides a unique networking opportunity and a chance for cross-collaboration.”

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About Smithers Viscient
Smithers Viscient is a global contract research organization (CRO). The company delivers a comprehensive range of ecotoxicologyenvironmental fatemetabolism and chemistry services, for the pharmaceutical, crop protection, chemical, and consumer household product industries.  Pollinator testing capabilities include laboratory-based studies, semi-field, and field exposures. With laboratories located in North America and Europe, Smithers Viscient, has performed standard guideline and higher-tiered environmental studies for 45 years. For more information about Smithers Viscient’s environmental regulatory testing solutions, visit
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