EcoToxChips are a qPCR-based tool design to help users characterize, prioritize, and manage environmental chemicals and complex mixtures of regulatory concern.
Each EcoToxChip consists of 384 gene targets that have been carefully selected based on discussions with regulatory stakeholders, in consideration of key toxicity pathways and Adverse Outcome Pathways (AOPs), and through bioinformatic analyses.
A series of patented controls are an important feature within each EcoToxChip to help ensure accurate and trusted results.
EcoToxChip have been carefully designed for key vertebrate species used globally in ecological and chemical risk assessment:
EcoToxChips have also been developed for three native species of commercial, recreational and Aboriginal concern in Canada:
EcoToxChips have been designed to help end-users meet regulatory obligations by allowing them to quickly and reliably screen/prioritize chemicals and complex environmental samples for additional toxicology testing, thereby increasing the efficiency of their resource utilization, accelerating regulatory decisions and compliance determinations, while dramatically reducing testing costs and the number of test animals utilized.
Who can use EcoToxChips?
Learn about the EcoToxChip project