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QSAR Lab company is one of the 24 partners involved in international project which is created to develop novel cutting-edge tests to prevent the use of animals when assessing safety concerns surrounding nanotechnology.

The PATROLS project has started on the 1st of Janauary 2018-and will run for 3.5 years.

The coordinator of the PATROLS project at QSAR LAB company is PhD Eng Karolina Jagiełło.



PATROLS,  a H2020 Project,  is setting out to change the way we think about and test engineered nanomaterials to ensure they are safe and fit for purpose.  PATROLS aims to develop an enhanced suite of robust, reproducible and transferable in vitro tests, which will offer improved prediction of the long-term nanomaterial hazard effects in humans and the environment. These next-generation test systems will be fit for purpose to better support regulatory risk decision making and reduce the reliance on animal testing.

Currently classical hazard testing strategies to define the human and environmental health impact of engineered nanomaterials (ENM), commonly apply unrealistic acute, high-doses to models that do not reflect the in vivo environment. Furthermore, existing in vitro and in silico hazard detection methods are not accurately predictive. PATROLS addresses these limitations by establishing and standardising the next generation of advanced safety assessment tools for improved prediction of the adverse effects caused by chronic ENM exposure in human and environmental systems.



PATROLS scientific outputs

PATROLS aims to deliver:


The PATROLS consortium

PATROLS consists of 24 partner organisations contributing to the project with expertise spanning sectors including;
Government risk assessment bodies, Universities, Research institutes, SMEs, Multi-national industries, the Nanotechnology Industries Association and NC3R’s UK Research Council.
Partners are global, with the Korean Research Institute of Standards and Science, Harvard Global Research & Support Services and the University of South Carolina representing North America and Asia within the team.


More information on the website https://www.patrols-h2020.eu/ 

The source comes from PATROLS website and social media.




In January 2019, QSAR LAB became one of the members of the NanoSolveIT project consortium within the framework of the Horizon2020 Program.

The coordinator of the NanoSolveIT project at QSAR LAB company is Anna Rybińska-Fryca.


About NanosolveIT

NanoSolveIT aspires to introduce a groundbreaking in silico Integrated Approach to Testing and Assessment (IATA) of the environmental health and safety of Nanomaterials (NM) that will be implemented through a decision support system packaged as both a stand-alone open software and via a Cloud platform.


NanoSolveIT scientific outputs

NanoSolveIT will develop and deliver:

NanoSolveIT will develop and deliver a validated, sustainable, multi-scale nanoinformatics IATA, tested and demonstrated at TLR6 to serve the needs of diverse stakeholders at each stage of the NMs value chain, for the assessment of adverse effects of NM on human health and the environment.


The NanoSolveIT consortium

NanoSolveIT consortium (EU and international partners) is the only grouping capable of delivering the ambitious goals of the NMBP-14-2018 call, since they have collectively driven most of the current progress in nanoinformatics: 81% of the nanoinormatics papers cited in the EU-US nanoinformatics roadmap had NanoSolveIT authors. NanoSolveIT will integrate across the consortium-wide modelling approaches to provide the IATA platform for in silico NMs RA.


More information on the website: http://www.nanosolveit.eu

The source comes from NanoSolveIT website and social media.






The RiskGONE (Science-based Risk Governance of Nano-Technology) is an EU-H2020 project aiming at providing solid procedures for consistent risk governance of engineered nanomaterials. NILU (Norwegian Institute for Air Research) serves as RiskGONE project coordinator.

In January 2019, QSAR LAB became one of the members of the RiskGONE project consortium.

The coordinator of the RiskGONE project at QSAR LAB company is PhD Eng Anita Sosnowska.


About RiskGONE

Engineered nanomaterials (ENMs) are covered by REACH/CLP regulations; the general opinion is that the risk assessment (RA) approach routinely used for conventional chemicals is also applicable to ENMs. However, as acknowledged by OECD and ECHA, the OECD and ISO Test Guidelines (TGs) and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) need to be verified and
adapted to be applicable to ENMs.

RiskGONE will support the standardization and validation process for ENM by evaluating, optimizing and pre-validating SOPs and TGs and integrating them into a framework for risk governance (RG) of ENMs.


The objectives of the RiskGONE project:


The RiskGONE consortium

The RiskGONE consortium is comprised of 22 partners, 20 of which from Europe, one from USA, and one from Iran. The partners are highly experienced and internationally recognized institutes with long-standing expertise in multidisciplinary areas of nanosafety.


More information on the website: www.riskgone.wp.nilu.no

The source comes from RiskGONE website and social media.



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