MELETE

Melete srl is a spin off of the University of the Studies of Milan and University of Insubria. It was founded to provide support to companies needing to comply with European Regulation 1907/2006 (REACH), and to provide support for the assessment of environmental chemical risks and consultancy as regards occupational health.

European Regulation 1907/2006 (REACH) came into force on June 1, 2007 to replace a diverse range of directives and national laws with a uniform system. It mandates registration, evaluation, authorization and possibly restriction of all chemical substances manufactured or imported into Europe.

Registration requires, for producers and importers of each substance whether isolated or in a preparation (mixtures of a group of substances), submitting to ECHA (European Chemical Agency), a technical dossier, identifying the physico-chemical, toxicological and eco-toxicological characteristics of the substances, the risk inherent with these substances, and the suitable risk-management measures. These information are gathered from computerized mathematical models, experimental studies in vivo and in vitro and epidemiological studies.
For all chemical substances produced or imported in quantities equal or higher than 10 ton/year a Chemical Safety Report (CSR) and risk management measures must be provided. These documents detail the risk posed by a substance, the human health hazard, the environmental hazard and, as part of the exposure assessment, allow to develop exposure scenarios and to define risk management measures. Without communication of the required data to the European Chemical Agency (ECHA) it will no longer be possible to import, nor to market the chemical substance.
In this scenario Melete srl offers its support for checking the reliability and the relevance of available reports and data, and for data-gap identification. Additionally, Melete proposes rational strategies for performing tests, based on competent judgments also through the use of predictive techniques like QSAR and Read Across.

 

 

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