Toxikon Corporation launches monthly Webinar series

November 24, 2008

The launch of Toxikon's Webinar series on Nov. 13 proved to be a huge success, with 80 attendees logging in to listen to the live, online presentation.

Webinar audience members could log on to the live seminar from their desktop and listen to the speaker, either with computer headphones or a telephone connection, while viewing the presentation.

The Webinars are designed for medical device professionals in research and development, quality assurance, regulatory affairs and product engineering to learn about the latest industry trends for safety assessments.

Extractables and Leachables Program Director Stephen Doherty, PhD., hosted the first hour-long Webinar on Nov. 13. His presentation will be soon available for download on the company's Web site at

Dr. Doherty's presentation covered strategies for proper design and execution of an extractables and leachables qualification program for disposable components such as gaskets, containers, closures and filters to avoid potential downstream contamination.

Director of Biocompatibility Services Laurence Lister will host an additional Webinar event on Dec. 10 at 4 p.m., where he will review implications of the update to ISO 10993-10. Substantial changes suggested in the ISO 10993-10 guidance document for irritation and delayed-type hypersensitivity testing could render current testing methods non-compliant with future guidelines. The implications of these proposed changes will be discussed in depth during this hour-long event.

For more information about the Webinar series, or to register, go to or contact Joann Hoxha at (800) 458-4141.

About the company Toxikon Corporation is a contract research organization that performs non-clinical safety testing services for the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries, as well as academic research centers.

For more information, visit the company's Web site at


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