The 2nd eTOX Hackathon starts today at PRBB

eTOX Hackathon will be celebrated from the 7th till 10th of March at the Barcelona Biomedical Research Park (PRBB). The objective of this event is to gather multidisciplinary teams from academic, SME and EFPIA partners to work on a number of specific cases that require close, hands-on collaboration between computational experts and toxicologists. The final goal of this exercise will be to mine the data collected in the project as well as other public sources in order to derive new in silico models for the prediction of the toxicity of drug candidates. The attendance confirmed to this event includes representatives of large pharmaceutical companies like Sanofi-Aventis, Bayer, Novartis and Roche, academia & research organisations such as FIMIM, Fraunhofer, CNIO and UPV, and SMEs Lead Molecular Design, Lhasa Ltd and Molecular Networks.
The eTOX project aims to develop a drug safety database from the pharmaceutical industry legacy toxicology reports and public toxicology data, innovative in silico strategies and novel software tools to better predict the toxicological profiles of small molecules in early stages of the drug development pipeline. The eTOX project is funded by the Innovative Medicines Initiative Joint Undertaking (IMI-JU), a unique partnership between the European Community and the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA) and coordinated by the GRIB (IMIM-UPF).

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