aQuaTox-Solutions and Eawag at the World Economic Forum in Davos
aQuaTox-Solutions and Eawag were invited to present their alternative fish cell line assays in front of a delegation of Swiss politics, business and administration at the World Economic Forum in Davos.
Thanks for the great interest from all guests! It was a very special day for us!
aQuaTox-Solutions founders win 3RCC Award of the Swiss3R Competence Centre
Melanie Fischer and Kristin Schirmer received the award for their “outstanding research project”, entitled “A fish cell line assay to predict the acute toxicity of chemicals and water samples to fish”. With this award, the Swiss3RCC recognizes their efforts in establishing the RTgill-W1 cell line assay from the first design to an internationally accepted standard (ISO 21115).
We are very proud and honoured to be the recipients of this award.
RTgill-W1 cell line assay internationally certified by ISO – “ISO Standard 21115”
In April of this year, the RTgill-W1 cell line assay for predicting acute fish toxicity received the quality label of the International Standardization Organization, ISO, with the following reference: ISO Standard 21115: Water quality — Determination of acute toxicity of water samples and chemicals to a fish gill cell line (RTgill-W1).
The final step toward approval was the publication of the round-robin study, led by two of the co-founders of aQuaTox-Solutions, in Toxicological Sciences: https://doi.org/10.1093/toxsci/kfz057.
The approval received wide positive resonance:
– Fischer M, Belanger SE, Berckmans P, Bernhard MJ, Bláha L, Coman Schmid DE, Dyer SD, Haupt T, Hermens JLM, Hultman MT, Laue H, Lillicrap A, Minaříková M, Natsch A, Novák J, Sinnige TL, Tollefsen KE, von Niederhäusern V, Witters H, Županič A, Schirmer K. (2019). Repeatability and reproducibility of the RTgill-W1 cell line assay for predicting fish acute toxicity. Toxicological Sciences 169(2), 353–364.