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Paula van Rossum

ToxTracker for regulatory applications

We are frequently asked whether ToxTracker data have ever been included in safety dossiers to the regulatory authorities. The answer is yes, but often this information is not publicly available. And in many cases we simply don’t know. But now there is an example available...

Thomas Dijkmans

Winner of UKEMS Young Scientist Poster Award

We are very proud that our scientist Inger Brandsma won the UKEMS Young Scientist Poster Award for her poster ‘Extension of the ToxTracker reporter assay for classification of compounds with a clastogenic or aneugenic mode of action’ at BTS-UKEMS Congress 2019. ToxTracker ACE (Aneugen Clastogen Evaluation)...

Thomas Dijkmans

Toxys appoints four new Board members to accelerate business growth

Leiden, The Netherlands. Jan. 10, 2019 - Toxys BV is a biotech company based in Leiden, The Netherlands, that provides innovative, high-fidelity in vitrotoxicity screening solutions to identify carcinogenic and other hazardous properties of compounds for the pharmaceutical, chemical, cosmetics and food industry. Today, Toxys announces the...

Thomas Dijkmans

ToxTracker ACE: direct detection of clastogens and aneugens

We now enhanced the ToxTracker assay to discriminate clastogens from aneugens, and to classify aneugens as tubulin poisons or cell cycle kinase inhibitors. This extended version of the assay is named ToxTracker ACE (Aneugen Clastogen Evaluation). ToxTracker consists of 6 different reporter cell lines to detect...

Thomas Dijkmans

New Animated ToxTracker Video

ToxTracker is a stem cell-based reporter assay for detection of genotoxicity and other cancer-related chemical properties of compounds. See below to play our new video to gain a detailed understanding of the various steps of the ToxTracker protocol and how the assay is performed in our...

Paula van Rossum

Greatly improved metabolising system for ToxTracker

5 July 2018 - ToxTracker is an in vitro assay that provides detailed insight into the mode-of-action of genotoxic compounds. The assay is generally performed in the absence and presence of a metabolising system. Metabolic activation of compounds is included following the industry standard by...

Paula van Rossum

Collaboration with Health Canada and University of Swansea to implement quantitative analysis of ToxTracker results for human risk assessment

Toxys has started a collaboration with Health Canada and the University of Swansea to implement the Quantitative Analysis tool PROAST for ToxTracker results. There is growing interest in quantitative analysis of in vitro genetic toxicity dose‐response data, and use of point‐of‐departure (PoD) metrics such as the...

Paula van Rossum

ToxTracker applied for testing Cobalt nanoparticles

In collaboration with scientists at the Karolinska institute and KTH  in Sweden, we recently published a paper about application of ToxTracker for genotoxicity testing of Cobalt nanoparticles. There is a growing demand for fast and reliable assays to identify nanoparticle-induced toxicity and underlying mechanisms. In the...

Paula van Rossum

Toxys at SOT 2018 recap

Toxys had a busy program at the SOT 2018, next to the poster presentations and presentation at the Charles River sponsored session we organised our first ToxTracker workshop. First ToxTracker workshop Approximately 65 people have joined our first ToxTracker workshop. The workshop was started with a presentation...

Paula van Rossum

ToxTracker and its application for read-across

The chemical industry and the REACH deadline REACH is the European legislation for Registration, Evaluation and Authorisation of CHemicals. It requires that each manufacturer or importer of chemicals in the European Union handling chemicals in quantities of 1 metric ton or more per year, to demonstrate...

Paula van Rossum

First official ToxTracker workshop during SOT 2018

You are cordially invited to join the first official ToxTracker workshop during the SOT 2018 meeting in San Antonio. The workshop provides a unique opportunity to learn more about the ToxTracker reporter assay for cancer hazard assessment. We will update you on the latest developments...

Paula van Rossum

Toxys has been awarded Innovation Credit to further develop ReproTracker

Leiden 20 September 2017 - Today Toxys was awarded an Innovation Credit from RVO to accelerate the develop of the ReproTracker assay. ReproTracker® is a state-of-the-art in vitro reporter assay to rapidly identify compounds that disturb stem cell differentiation and early embryonic development. Testing for...

Paula van Rossum

European patent for ToxTracker granted

6 July 2017 - Leiden, the Netherlands - Toxys is proud to announce that next to the US patent which already was granted, the European patent for ToxTracker, an unique genotoxicity assay, has been granted. About ToxTracker ToxTracker® assay is a state-of-the-art stem cell-based reporter assay that...