A Sustainable Tiered-Approach Model for Fragrance Ingredient Risk Assessment
Two of RIFM’s senior scientists have been invited by green chemistry software company ViridisChem to share their insights on how the Research Institute for Fragrance Materials (RIFM) assesses the safety of discrete (individual) fragrance materials.
Register here now for the free live webinar hosted by ViridisChem at 12:00 noon EDT on Thursday, April 21, 2022.
RIFM’s safety assessment process follows the foundational 2015 Criteria II Document, using a series of decision trees following a tiered approach for each endpoint. RIFM’s pioneering research and tiered approach assessment model has saved more than half a million animals.
About the Speakers
Dr. Nikaeta Sadekar
Senior Scientist, Respiratory Toxicology, RIFM
Nikaeta Sadekar leads the respiratory endpoint for safety assessment and research efforts at RIFM. She has been engaged in various collaborations across the scientific community to develop RIFM’s Respiratory Science. In this webinar, Dr. Sadekar will focus on the local respiratory toxicity endpoint and discuss some of the challenges faced during this research.
Dr. Mihwa Na
Senior Scientist, Dermatotoxicology, RIFM
Mihwa Na, leads the skin sensitization endpoint at RIFM, conducting risk assessment and research projects to address the potential of a fragrance materials to induce skin sensitization. The focus of her research includes evaluation and application of non-animal methods for skin sensitization risk assessment.
The Research Institute for Fragrance Materials (RIFM) has been assessing the safety of fragrance ingredients in accordance with the most current, internationally accepted guidelines since its founding in 1966. All of RIFM’s work is reviewed and must be approved by the Expert Panel for Fragrance Safety, an independent, international team of researchers and academics with no ties to the fragrance industry, and published in the peer-reviewed literature. RIFM makes all of its current and historical peer-reviewed, published research and safety assessments available for free download via the open-access Fragrance Material Safety Resource Center at http://fragrancematerialsafetyresource.elsevier.com.
ViridisChem, Inc., is a software company that offers toxicity analysis of every known/unknown chemical as well as new molecules to help scientists within the pharmaceutical, agrochemical, cosmetics, textile, and household products companies define environmentally friendly product development processes that are greener, safer, and economical.
ViridisChem focuses on the potential of green chemistry to create a better world and seeks to empower scientists in many industries to build a more sustainable future with tools that provide critical toxicity analysis for smarter decision-making.
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