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Headquartered in the Metropolitan Washington, DC region, with offices located across the U.S. and in the United Kingdom, toXcel brings worldwide expertise to challenging scientific issues in toxicology, environment, transportation, public health, and other domains.
TOXCEL PRESENTS AT ANIMAL FEED TRADE ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE
Christine McAlinden, Associate Director of toXcel International’s UK office and European Registered Toxicologist, was a Guest Speaker at the British Association of Feed Supplement and Additive Manufacturers (BAFSAM) http://www.bafsam.org on May 18. The BAFSAM is the national platform for the EU Association of Specialty Feed Ingredients and their Mixtures (FEFANA), an EU trade organization. Chris’ presentation featured guidance on toxicity studies aimed at demonstrating product safety, with special focus on the types of testing required to assess consumer and worker safety, and how the results are interpreted for classification and labeling. Chris also serves as an independent expert on the Advisory Committee on Animal Feedingstuffs (ACAF) of the UK Food Standards Agency.
TOXCEL PRESENTATIONS WELL RECEIVED AT ISSA FORUM
Gary Whitmyre, Senior Director of Exposure and Risk Assessment in toXcel’s Life Sciences Division, shared center stage with Jon Benjamin of the San Francisco law firm Farella Braun + Martel LLP in a lively presentation of two current topics at the ISSA Forum in Arlington, Virginia on June 21, 2017. The two topics that Gary and Jon addressed in their “tag-team” presentations were the “Revised California Proposition 65 Warning Requirements” and “California Safer Consumer Products Regulations”. ISSA is the Worldwide Cleaning Industry Association (formerly known as the International Sanitary Supply Association), which is a trade association of manufacturers, formulators, and distributors of cleaning products (http://www.issa.com). The Forum in general was focused on legislative, regulatory and sustainability issues of particular interest to stakeholders. toXcel is a corporate member and proud supporter of ISSA.
2017 Society of Toxicology Meeting and ToxExpo
toXcel recently attended the Society of Toxicology meeting and exhibited at ToxExpo in Baltimore. We were pleased to meet with so many of our clients and laboratory associates during the annual meeting. We look forward to another successful conference next year in San Antonio.
toXcel’s Bryan Katz Speaks at NHTSA School Bus Event
On December, 1, 2016, Dr. Bryan Katz participated in the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) summit, School Transportation Safety: Thinking Outside the Bus. Dr. Katz presented on two projects toXcel is leading for NHTSA: Camera Enforcement of School Bus Stop Arm Violations and Overview of Shoulder Belts in School Buses. Toxcel would like to thank Kristie L. Johnson of NHTSA’s Office of Behavioral Research, John Marshall, Director of NHTSA’s Safety Programs and Administrator Rosekind for the opportunity to present on these crucial research areas. Dr. Katz presentations are below. For more information and full video of the event, please visit NHTSA’s overvew of the event.
Connected Vehicle Demonstration
On August 30, 2016 toXcel organized a demonstration on how Connected Vehicle technologies will benefit emergency responders. This event, held at Penn State’s Larson Institute test track and in conjunction with the ITS Pennsylvania and Mid-Atlantic ITE Annual Meeting, featured two demonstrations: the Volvo Connected Truck and its automatic engine braking system and Southwest Research Institute’s Emergency Vehicle Alert application. Over 100 responders and transportation professionals attended the demonstration and rode in both the Volvo Connected Truck and in Southwest Research Institute’s vehicles to see up close how the alert systems worked. The National Operations Center of Excellence (NOCoE) filmed the event and is providing the video to the left.
Thank you to NOCoE, Gannett Fleming, Volvo Trucks, Southwest Research Institute, Penn State, Pleasant Gap Fire, Tennis Towing, Skyline Technologies and WTI for all their help!