Toxicity testing – without killing

A researcher based in UCC has come up with a new approach to testing for toxins in the environment.

It is faster,cheaper and more sensitive than existing methods, and – something that is increasingly important on many levels – it doesn’t involve killing animals.

Professor Dimitri Papkovsky has developed new methods for conducting toxicity tests, simply by adapting and applying some existing testing technology.

Click here to read the article (published in Science Spin, Issue 36, September ’09)