Safer Design for a safer world

SaferWorldbyDesign is a new solution-oriented, safety assessment framework to support the design of intelligent, safer products.

Its founding partners - Edelweiss Connect, Biopredic International, Eurosafe, SBX Corporation, Vertex Labs, TEMAS, ToxPlanet, Informatics Matters and SafeDose Ltd. - bring expertise in the best-emerging research methods in toxicology, biology, chemistry, risk assessment, and computer science. Together, they are building a one-stop-shop for designing a safer world.

Safer by design thinking builds safety into products and materials from the earliest design phase - way before such products ever go to market. This helps protect the safety of consumers and the environment. It also makes good business sense. Ask any company that has had to recall a faulty product or faced bad press or legal action.

Combined expertise for integrated solutions

SaferWorldbyDesign integrates in silico and in vitro methods to develop standard and premium Integrated Approaches to Testing and Assessment (IATAs), including methods that support ingredient screening, product design and the preparation of regulatory dossiers.

Together, the SaferWorldbyDesign partners supply commercial solutions, products, and services to:

  • Help industry incorporate the latest methods from complex science into business processes;

  • Prepare evidence and regulatory dossiers;

  • Promote the design and management of safer products throughout the life cycle;

  • Translate new assessment methods to best practices;

  • Support alternative methods and implementation of 3Rs principles on the Replacement, Reduction, and Refinement of animal testing.

Historically, products have been tested using animal testing. We adhere and pursue the 3Rs principles of the refinement, reduction, and replacement of such animal testing through the integrated use of modern interdisciplinary science. Such integration supports the use of all evidence available from chemistry, biology, toxicology, medicine and environmental science, combined with best data and computational science practices and methods.

Safer World by Design solutions:

In vitro testing/assays on compounds for the cosmetics, pharma, medical device, chemical, and food industries Harmonized data integration supporting IATAs (EdelweissData™) Pre-clinical safety testing Formulation assessments Toxicological and regulatory expertise and advice Safety Assessments and Regulatory Affairs IATA for skin sensitization (SaferSkin™) Text mining and aggregation to deliver actionable insights (Taxila™) Machine learning and AI applied to data analysis