Knowledge Transfer Partnership awarded to WRc and QMUL
The Innovate UK Knowledge Partnership (KTP) fund has been awarded to Dr Nabil Hajji to develop cutting-edge technology in partnership with Dr Vahitha Abdulsalam at the University of Queen Mary London (QMUL). This innovation fund aims to accurately identify microplastics and associated chemicals, and subsequently to understand the impact on human health and the environment.
WRc is committed to working with the scientific community to develop alternatives to animal testing. A key feature of this ambitious project is therefore to develop risk assessment tools that incorporates new approach methodologies (NAMs) alongside traditional desk based data gathering approaches as part of the assessments of the potential hazards (human and environmental) associated with microplastics and associated chemicals.
Nabil presented at the 'Wet Networks' event in December 2022 to explain more about the new generation micropollutant risk assessment work.
For more information on Wet Networks, and to sign up to the next event see our events section here.