There are opportunities for computational scientists to work with toxicologists to design new assays.
Since animal testing is reduced, computational methods are becoming increasingly important for prioritizing safety studies.
Traditional in vitro assays may misrepresent the response. Studying the influence of the various properties of nanomaterials, the dose, the exposure route and time, and identifying the right model systems is expensive and time consuming. High-throughput and computational approaches are on the horizon to rapidly screen and prioritize nanomaterials for toxicological tests and to develop causal relationships between material properties and biological behaviours