elderly woman with nurse for Toxplus SAThe aging population and the increasing prevalence of age-related neurodegenerative disorders are major European and international health concerns with substantial personal, societal and economic costs. In recent decades, the prevalence of late onset Alzheimer's disease (AD) (nearly 98% of all AD cases) has been increasing in ways suggesting a slowly developing epidemic.

A scientific proposal that brought together Toxplus S.A. and five research groups from EU countries with a proven expertise in pesticide toxicology and in neurodegenerative diseases was recently submitted to Horizon 2020 framework.

PESTICAD aims at answering the question whether environmental contamination by pesticides plays a significant role in AD development.


Title of Proposal: Pesticides as risk factors and/or determinants in human neurodegenerative diseases: focusing on Alzheimer’s disease (PESTICAD)

Our Publications that are related to Alzheimer diseases:

1. Alzheimer's disease treated patients showed different patterns for oxidative stress and inflammation markers.

2. Hypospadias in offspring is associated with chronic exposure of parents to organophosphate and organochlorine pesticides.

3. Pesticide exposure and genetic variation in xenobiotic-metabolizing enzymes interact to induce biochemical liver damage.

4. Emerging health issues from chronic pesticide exposure: innovative methodologies and effects on molecular cell and tissue level.

Created: Monday, 17 March 2014 00:00

horizon 2Most of doctors if not all of them, recommend the consumption of fruits and vegetables for a better health.

However, the question that is raised is: “are we protected from the use of pesticides and other xenobiotics in our food?”.

A consortium of 19 European universities with the participation of Toxplus SA is trying to answer this fundamental question.

The main objective of SFERA is to develop an integrated tiered testing strategy for assessing the risk from the exposure of the European population to multiple chemicals/reactive/bioactive compounds in the food chain when combined with the benefits of the various dietary patterns in Europe.


Title of Proposal: Safety of Food via combined Exposure and Risk Assessment (SFERA)

Created: Tuesday, 11 March 2014 00:00

tsatsakis 3Δε θα ριχτούν χημικά ή απόβλητα αυτών μετά την υδρόλυση στη θάλασσα, οι διαβεβαιώσεις του Οργανισμού Απαγόρευσης Χημικών προς τον καθηγητή Τοξικολογίας Αριστείδη Τσατσάκη, περισσότερα Εδώ

Created: Monday, 17 February 2014 00:00


Professor Tsatsakis is Director at the Toxicology Science and Research Centre in the Department of Forensic Sciences of the Medical School in the University of Crete and The University Hospital.