The category approach used in the Toolbox:
- Focuses on intrinsic properties of chemicals (mechanism or mode of action, (eco-)toxicological effects).
- Allows for entire categories of chemicals to be assessed when only a few members are tested, saving costs and the need for testing on animals.
- Enables robust hazard assessment through mechanistic comparisons without testing.
The QSAR Toolbox is a software intended to be used by governments, the chemical industry and other stakeholders to fill gaps in (eco-)toxicity data needed for assessing the hazards of chemicals. The Toolbox incorporates information and tools from various sources into a logical workflow. Grouping chemicals into chemical categories is crucial to this workflow.
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QSAR Toolbox 4.1 now available for free download. The new version enhances the functionalities introduced in version 4.0, but also includes new features that can help companies preparing their registrations for the May 2018 deadline. For more details consult the release notes
QSAR Toolbox 4.0 now available for free download. The new version represent a major update of the software, focused on making the Toolbox more user friendly. For more details consult the release notes