Creme Global Newsletter
Vol 9, Issue 9
September 2014

In this issue
» EUROTOX 2014 - Predictive Toxicology, Endocrine Disruption, and Wonky Dose Response Curves
» Meet us at ISES 2014 International Society of Exposure Science Conference (13-16 October)
» The Creme Global Reformulation Project - Better Science, Better Food, Better Lifestyle
» About This Newsletter

You can read our highlights from the recent Eurotox 2014 conference and download our poster presentations from the event in our article below.

The upcoming International Society of Exposure Science (ISES) conference in Cincinnati next month is one of the most important events of the year for us. The theme of this year's event is Exposure Science Integration to Protect Ecological Systems, Human Well-Being, and Occupational Health. We will be disseminating our latest research in three presentations at the conference. Details on our talks are listed below. Slides and posters will also be available to download here after the conference. If you are attending, let us know so that we can arrange to meet.

In other news, we presented at the recent Nutrition & Health Foundation (NHF) annual seminar in Dublin. The theme this year was 'Better Science, Better Food, Better Lifestyle'. Read more about our presentation on the Creme Global Reformulation Project below.

Finally, please feel free to share any questions you may have on Predictive Intake Modelling or Aggregate Exposure assessment with us. We are looking forward to hearing from you.

Kind regards,
Cronan


EUROTOX 2014 - Predictive Toxicology, Endocrine Disruption, and Wonky Dose Response Curves

There were of course many more themes discussed at the 50th Congress of the European Society of Toxicology, but those in the title of this blog were some of my personal highlights. Held in the historic city of Edinburgh, the meeting had plenty of interesting and engaging symposia and scientific discussions, as well as a lively social programme including a céilí (a traditional Scottish or Irish dance) which was a very welcome addition.

Computational and IT-based approaches to toxicology have now become firmly established in the field, and have many significant applications. Rusty Thomas, director of the EPA's National Centre for Computational Toxicology, provided an overview of their activities and discussed how they are using computational approaches for high-throughput screening of chemicals in safety assessments. Other topics touched on using biological data sources for toxicity prediction, omics data, and the Assuring Safety without the Animal Testing (ASAT) concept. The last topic has become very relevant for the cosmetics industry, where in Europe an outright ban on animal testing was introduced in 2013.

Click here to read more...

Meet us at ISES 2014 International Society of Exposure Science Conference (13-16 October)

ISES is one of the most important conferences for us each year. The theme of this year's conference is Exposure Science Integration to Protect Ecological Systems, Human Well-Being, and Occupational Health. The program will foster the integration of exposure science as applied to community, occupational, and ecological health as recommended by the NRC Exposure Science in the 21st Century.

We will be disseminating our latest research in three presentations at the conference. We will be speaking on: Novel Databases for Exposure to Cosmetics and Personal Care Products, Aggregate Exposures to Fragrances in Consumer Products and Pesticide Exposure in Ireland: Rapid Response Models and Reporting Annual Exposure.

Click here to read more...

The Creme Global Reformulation Project - Better Science, Better Food, Better Lifestyle

We were delighted to present at the recent Nutrition and Health Foundation's (NHF) annual seminar, where the theme this year was 'Better Science, Better Food, Better Lifestyle'. Amongst some very interesting talks on the day from Irish food service providers, government bodies and professional athletes, Aileen Connolly presented on The Creme Global Reformulation Project, a groundbreaking body of work which we are currently running in conjunction with Food and Drink Industry Ireland (FDII). This project aims to answer the question "What are the effects of product reformulation on Irish consumers' nutrient intakes?".

When we talk about reformulation in this case, we are referring to the efforts of Irish food manufacturers to reduce levels of energy, fats (total and saturated), sugar and sodium in their products. This is obviously an extremely worthwhile endeavour; we all know if we reduce our intakes of these particular nutrients, we can, in theory, reduce incidences of health conditions, such as obesity and coronary heart disease (CHD).

Click here to read more...

About This Newsletter

The Predictive Intake Modelling newsletter is the best way to keep up-to-date with scientific news in this rapidly expanding field. You have received it because of your connection with Creme Global. If you wish, you can unsubscribe at any time with one click below.


About Creme
Creme Global specializes in predictive intake modelling software, services and data. Our services enable better decisions across product formulation, health, consumer safety and innovation.
Creme Global
phone: +353 1 677 0071