Regulatory Support for Endocrine Disruptors

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Endocrine disruptor (ED) testing is not just about scientific acumen, study execution and assay excellence. Regulatory insight is critical as it guides you through legal complexities and evidence interpretation so you can create compelling arguments to justify your substance's ED potential to regulators.

Covance has the acumen and experience to address complex regulatory questions and ease the passage of your substance through its regulatory journey.

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  • Covance provides pragmatic advice to smooth the regulatory passage of your substance through the regulation with minimum effort and outlay
  • Extensive insight and experience in ED regulatory processes in major markets allows us to anticipate and avoid potential issues occurring
  • Regulatory expertise going beyond advice: as your partner we can draft regulatory submissions, respond to questions, and represent you at hearings using clear and robust regulatory arguments

Your Needs

The regulatory environment for endocrine disruptors varies worldwide and is evolving 

The regulatory environments across the world vary considerably in their approach to assessing endocrine disruptor potential. If your substance is sold in multiple markets, you need an ED data set and study program that can be leveraged effectively across regulatory environments. But it can be hard to identify the correct regulatory strategy for your substance. You want to optimize existing data, study efficiency and cost-effectiveness without jeopardizing regulatory success. That means leveraging what you already have and making some hard decisions about designing testing approaches and employing data waivers.  


Our Capabilities

Creating compelling weight of evidence arguments based on published data, QSARs and read across

Leveraging the existing information on a substance is the foundational step in building your regulatory strategy. Our regulatory scientists conduct literature searches in line with mandated standards to build a robust evidence base from published data. Combining this with QSAR modelling and read across, we can build compelling arguments that may enable avoid additional testing. The weight of evidence approach is also used as a primary strategy when preparing the argument for or against a test item being classified as an endocrine disruptor or not.

 

Aligning ED submissions to regulatory requirements

Worldwide regulations vary and understanding how to interpret the requirements of different regulators is critical to success. With expertise across regulators and an in depth understanding of ED endpoints, our team are well positioned to help guide you through any regulatory hurdles. From strategic advice on how to optimize regulatory success, build scientific justification for waivers, or assemble a comprehensive dossier, Covance can provide a range of services to suit your needs.