Dow Chemical Commits $5 Million to Safety Study
The Dow Chemical will contribute $5 million over five years to The Hamner Institutes to support chemical safety through the development of new computational models of toxicity, according to Business Wire. The Hamner Program in Chemical Safety Sciences will leverage funding provided by Dow and other industry partners, along with funding from the American Chemistry Council – for which Dow is a leading member and financial contributor. Led by Drs. Melvin Andersen and Russell Thomas, the program will utilize the funds to continue its implementation of the vision set forth by the 2007 National Academy of Sciences report, Toxicity Testing in the 21st Century. This vision sees a future in which toxicity testing will be conducted in human cells or cell lines by evaluating perturbations of cellular responses in a suite of toxicity pathway assays using high-throughput, robotic-assisted methodologies.