Archive of wca's blogs from 2011

Strategies for Sustainability

December 21, 2011 by David Taylor

Strategies for Sustainability A further contribution of mine to the debate on moving towards a sustainable pharmaceutical industry has recently been published in European Pharmaceutical Contractor.
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Quantitative risk assessment for contaminated land

December 15, 2011 by Ed Stutt

The discipline of chemical risk assessment for contaminated land continues to be in a state of flux.
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wca support Movember

December 13, 2011 by wca Staff

Several of the more gullible (or brave??) male wca staff recently took part in this year’s Movember. For those who don’t know this is the month long moustache growing competition that takes place each year in November in aid of Men’s heath. A brief gallery of their “achievements” is shown below. So far the wca team has raised over £200.
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Ecopharmacovigilance – An update

November 9, 2011 by David Taylor

Interest in this subject has been given a boost by the appearance of a new EU Directive and associated regulation revising the law on pharmacovigilance. Recital 3 in the new regulation states:
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COMING SOON: 2013 REACH Registration Deadline

October 12, 2011 by wca Staff

After the first REACH registration deadline in 2010, European industry now has to prepare for the second registration deadline of the 31st of May 2013.
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OECD workshop on the environmental assessment of metals

September 30, 2011 by Adam Peters

I recently contributed to a workshop organised by the OECD which was aimed at raising awareness of the various approaches that have been developed (mostly in Europe and North America) for performing hazard assessments for metals.
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Environmental Effects of Nanoparticles and Nanomaterials

September 30, 2011 by Rhiannon Smith

Pete and I attended the 6th International Meeting on the Environmental Effects of Nanoparticles and Nanomaterials in London last week.
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Launch of REACH Compliance Assist

May 17, 2011 by wca Staff

To assist your company or consortium in addressing all technical issues associated with REACH, wca is pleased to announce a further development of its strategic partnership with RSA with the launch of reachcomplianceassist.com.
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Green Initiatives in the Pharmaceutical Industry

May 5, 2011 by David Taylor

The latest edition of Pharmaceutical Manufacturing (Vol 10 No 4, 2011) has just published a series of articles on this subject which are freely available in the on-line edition under the heading “What’s your true green?”
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European Commission Workshop on Metal Bioavailability and the Water Framework Directive – June 21st

May 4, 2011 by Graham Merrington

The European Commission is sponsoring a workshop on June the 21st in Brussels on implementing bioavailability-based approaches for metal EQS compliance under the Water Framework Directive.
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Can REACH PNECs be used as Environmental Standards for non-European Countries?

April 12, 2011 by wca Staff

As a result of the December 2010 REACH registration deadline, a large amount of ecotoxicity data for chemicals will soon be available from ECHA via its REACH dissemination portal.
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Peer Review

March 25, 2011 by David Taylor

The House of Commons Science and Technology Committee in the United Kingdom Parliament is undertaking a study of the scientific Peer Review Process.
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How to consider waste under REACH

March 23, 2011 by wca Staff

The assessment of waste under REACH is an interesting aspect that has to be considered when registering a substance.
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SETAC Special Science Symposium on the environmental risk assessment of chemical mixtures

February 10, 2011 by Peter Simpson

Last week I attended the 3rd SETAC Europe Special Science Symposium, which was held in Brussels.
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