About Paul Borm

Toxicologist--entrepreneur in Life Sciences.

A new generation

It is amazing to see how on the one hand discussion in European parlement is going to a climax, while on the other hand also scientific debate on PSLT is revitalized. Please visit this link  for news from parlement. It is also interesting to read papers in Regulatory Toxicology & Pharmacology (Bos [...]

By |2019-12-09T11:15:07+01:009 December 2019|Geen categorie|

The story goes on

It is hard to imagine but the classification of TiO2 which was anticipated to occur last month by a "Delegated Act" was not accepted (yet) by the EU parliament. Member states are again invited to submit their views.  Read summary by Martin Engelmann : https://www.linkedin.com/posts/martin-engelmann-615312a8_titaniumdioxide-tio2-rollercoaster-activity-6600056016795123712-Wemq

By |2019-11-15T12:14:29+01:0015 November 2019|news|

PSLT consensus report available

The expert report on the outcomes of the PSLT workshop in Edinburgh has been submitted to Inhalation Toxicology. We have decided to split the paper into two parts, i,e, 1) the consensus opinion of the experts as condensed during the workshop, and 2) our personal interpretation as moderators and experts in [...]

By |2019-11-04T12:33:58+01:004 November 2019|news|

PSLT workshop report

The consensus report based on the outcomes obtained during the Edinburgh meeting (April 1 and 2) has been shared with all experts, observers and sponsors. Experts have been giving input over the past 2 weeks and Kevin Driscoll and myself look forward to submit a final report before end of October. The [...]

By |2019-10-12T16:10:51+02:0012 October 2019|Geen categorie|

San Sebastian- first interim meeting MDOT

On August 27 and 28th 2019 the MDOT consortium met in San Sebastian at CIDETEC for its first interim meeting. We discussed the business plans towards a platform organizing and sharing relevant data on clinical evaluation as well as biocompatibility to comply with the new MDR. As we speak the time for [...]

By |2019-09-09T14:16:32+02:009 September 2019|Geen categorie|

Implications of TiO2 classification

In a recent meeting of World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) committee, during which delegations of the USA, New-Zealand, Australia, Canada and Mexico expressed their concerns about several aspects of the intended classification of TiO2 as a class 2 carcinogen by the European committee. Although the EU commission claims [...]

By |2019-07-11T22:32:53+02:0011 July 2019|Geen categorie|

MDOT kick-off and beyond

On March 6 and 7th 2019 we had the official kick-off of our Horizon 2020 project MDOT (grant 814656, www.mdot.eu) at the Fraunhofer Institute ITEM in Hannover. The project focusses on new methods to test and certify medical devices to meet the upcoming medical device regulation (MDR) in Europe. The Medical [...]

By |2019-05-31T16:55:27+02:0031 May 2019|Geen categorie|

Mission completed

We spent 2 full days with 15 invited experts and 15 observers to discuss the state of the art science on PSLT. In breakout sessions we discussed the definition of PSLT, the definition of overload, the releavnce of the rat as a model for PSLT inhalation toxicology and finally the human [...]

By |2019-04-18T10:07:00+02:0018 April 2019|Geen categorie, news|

We got started

Last night most experts and observers joined us at the reception at St Leonards Hall, where they were welcomed by Paul Borm, Kevin Driscoll and Lang Tran from the IOM as one of our hosts. First bridges are being build.

By |2019-04-01T07:51:55+02:001 April 2019|Geen categorie|

Ready for take-off

Charges have been set, Experts have been briefed, observers have signed in, dinner speeches prepared!. We are ready to take off to Edinburgh to discuss the state-of-the art on Poorly Soluble Low Toxicity Particles (PSLT) hosted at the University of Edinburgh Medical Campus. We look forward to meet and great all stakeholders [...]

By |2019-03-18T14:16:37+01:0018 March 2019|Geen categorie|