EcoToxChip aims to slash cost and time for chemical toxicity tests, save lab animals

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Published: 7May2019

The EcoToxChip is expected to generate huge savings in time, money and live animals in testing thousands of chemicals for toxicity. The project is being led by researchers at the University of Saskatchewan, McGill University in Montreal and Environment and Climate Change Canada in Ottawa.

Markus Hecker is one of a trio of principal investigators (along with Niladri Basu of McGill University in Montreal and Doug Crump at Environment and Climate Change Canada in Ottawa) leading a team to develop and commercialize the EcoToxChip. Assistant professors Natacha Hogan at the U of S and Jessica Head at McGill are the other two key players, lead investigators in the project.

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