Category Archive: Toxicology

Dec 21

Toxicological/Safety Evaluation of Dietary Supplements Containing Vitamins and Minerals

By Harsh Sancheti, Ph.D., Medical Writer at Cato Research Dietary supplementation of certain vitamins and minerals has resulted in significant positive public health outcomes. Some notable examples include folic acid fortification in wheat or maize flour that has reduced the risk of neural tube birth defects and fortification of milk with vitamin D that has …

Continue reading »

Dec 09

Toxicological/Safety Evaluation of Herbal Supplements and Botanical Combinations

Toxicological/Safety Evaluation of Herbal Supplements and Botanical Combinations by Harsh Sancheti, Ph.D., Medical Writer at Cato Research Plants all around us show an astonishing ability to grow in some of the most taxing conditions, fight deadly viruses (without even a leaf moving – quite figuratively), provide nutrition and food sources, and have been historically used …

Continue reading »

Jun 05

Toxicokinetic Tips

Richard Stewart Ph.D.; Director, Nonclinical Safety Development; Cato Research A key component of toxicology studies is the toxicokinetic (TK) assessment. A common question from our Sponsors is, “What’s the difference between pharmacokinetics (PK) and TK?” A straightforward answer is that TK is simply PK performed within a toxicology study. However, a major difference between the …

Continue reading »