PATROLS: Physiologically Anchored Tools for Realistic nanOmateriaL hazard aSsessment
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PATROLS is an international project combining a team of academics, industrial scientists, government officials and risk assessors to deliver advanced and realistic tools and methods for nanomaterial safety assessment. PATROLS has provided an innovative and effective set of laboratory techniques and computational tools to more reliably predict potential human and environmental hazards resulting from engineered nanomaterial (ENM) exposures. These tools will minimise the necessity of animal testing and will support future categorisation of ENMs in order to support safety frameworks.
One of the tools developed by our team at Centro Piaggio is DosiGUI, an open source Graphical User Interface for accurate estimation of the effective dose of nanoparticles in cell cultures.
More information (downloads, YouTube video, paper) on the tool is available here.
Principal Investigator: Prof.ssa Arti Ahluwalia