Toxicologic pathology testing for your pharmaceuticals


In order to safely bring new pharmaceuticals such as medicines and vaccines to market, these have to be thoroughly tested for end-user safety and side effects. The science of toxicologic pathology specializes in such testing. A toxicologic pathologist identifies pathological changes caused by the tested chemicals. They then assess chemical, vaccine and pharmaceutical safety, based on whether the observed changes are pathologically relevant. Standard procedure in toxicologic pathology consists of studying animal testing results in order to extrapolate the expected effects in human application. Extensive expertise and scientific diligence are vital for correctly interpreting the results, allowing your company to decrease health risk.Toxicologic pathology testing takes many variables into account: species, anatomy, drug class, organ weight changes and many, many more.

Release market-safe pharmaceuticals with toxicologic pathology testing

Thorough safety assessments are a prerequisite for European and global market access for your company’s pharmaceuticals. In earlier times, lax or no toxicologic pathology testing has resulted in various disasters, with both human beings and the environment suffering the consequences. Disasters like thalidomide distribution to pregnant women have taught a hard lesson. In today’s far more strictly regulated market, it still happens on occasion that pharmaceuticals already on the market are withdrawn from shelves. Invariably, this is because of previously unknown side effects arising in human use. Thorough toxicologic pathology testing is thus more vital than ever. Through it, you can ensure your pharmaceuticals make it to market with a glowing record.

A reliable lab with decades of experience

Global Pathology Support in the Netherlands is a prominent laboratory led by an experienced and certified pathologist. This lab can assist you by providing your company with a thorough drug safety testing procedure, with a focus on histopathology assessments of toxicity and carcinogenicity studies. If your company is in the market for neuropathology assessments and gross pathology assessments, Global Pathology Support also has ample experience in conducting such tests. With a particular focus on products seeking validated registration for pharmaceutical or industrial use, this laboratory is a trusted partner for both industries. Remaining fully compliant with the REACH Agreement and all OECD guidelines allows Global Pathology Support to always deliver excellent toxicologic pathology services.