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Reliable and Scalable SARS-CoV-2 qPCR Testing at a High Sample Throughput: Lessons Learned from the Belgian Initiative.

readily available resources, putting in place a robust, validated, high-throughput, and decentralized qPCR molecular testing platform with embedded proficiency testing. We demonstrate how during an acute ...

Flanders and Brussels join forces to tackle animal testing

testing methods by putting the emphasis on sharing knowledge, and by bringing together experts from institutions and research fields with each other. A new and improved version of the  RE-Place platform ...

Disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) due to the direct health impact of COVID-19 in India, 2020

to a large population (> 1.38 billion) across a wide range of population densities. Assessment of the COVID-19 disease burden is required to put the disease impact into context and support future ...

Assessing the burden of Taenia solium cysticercosis in Burundi, 2020

cysticercosis for Burundi’s population. We urge policy makers to use these evidence-based results and put T. solium cysticercosis on the public health agenda of the country. This study recommends urgent action to ...

Occurrence of (suspected) genotoxic flavoring substances in Belgian alcohol-free beers

Alcohol-free beers Flavoring substances GC–MS genotoxicity SAFE Abstract: The regulatory landscape of flavorings is evolving, thereby putting pressure on control laboratories to develop analytical methods for ...

DETERMINATION OF SENSITIZING AND IRRITATING LEACHABLES IN MENSTRUAL HYGIENE PRODUCTS

putting the consumer at risk of sensi-tization. To assess the leaching of these chemicals, firstly a menstrual fluid simulant (MFS) that emulates pH, osmolarity and protein binding was developed. This MFS ...

Towards a European health research and innovation cloud (HRIC)

research activities and present a roadmap that fosters the opportunities while answering the challenges of implementing a HRIC. For this, we put forward five specific recommendations and action points to ...

Prioritizing substances of genotoxic concern for in-depth safety evaluation using non-animal approaches: The example of food contact materials.

printed paper and board food contact material (FCM) substances for further in-depth safety evaluation. Within the strategy, focus was put on genotoxicity, a key toxicological endpoint when evaluating ...

Disability Weights for Chronic Mercury Intoxication Resulting from Gold Mining Activities: Results from an Online Pairwise Comparisons Survey.

mining, mercury is used for gold-extraction, putting miners and nearby residents at risk of chronic metallic mercury vapor intoxication (CMMVI). Burden of disease (BoD) analyses allow the estimation of the ...

A simple dilute and shoot methodology for the identification and quantification of illegal insulin

according to the validation criteria, put forward by the United Nations (UN), for the analysis of seized illicit drugs. The proposed identification and quantification method is currently being used in our ...

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