In drug development, toxicology evaluates and examines adverse effects of an investigational product on a living organism to determine its initial safety and dose-specific effects. But did you know that toxicology is not limited to drug development? Toxicology is a branch of science that deals with toxins and poisons, and their effects and treatment; other types of toxicology include forensic toxicology, environmental toxicology, food toxicology, and veterinary toxicology.
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At Altasciences, we have over 25 years of experience conducting IND-enabling and NDA-enabling toxicology, for both small and large molecules, as part of our preclinical solution offering. With toxicology studies, we help sponsors evaluate the safety of their therapeutic candidates, for a smooth transition from safety testing to first-in-human trials.