What is Clinical and
Translational Toxicology?

Clinical and Translational Toxicology as a Discipline

Clinical and translational toxicology is a field of science that measures the impact of pharmaceuticals, chemicals, plant and fungi toxins, and terrestrial and marine animal venoms on human health.

Clinical and translational toxicology is an emerging field that is gaining increasing scientific and regulatory acceptance. Clinical and translational toxicology provides methods and models for use in all disciplines of toxicology—including regulatory, academic, clinical, and industrial—and will play an increasingly important role in safety evaluation and risk assessment. With the emphasis on translation of science from the benchtop to the bedside, clinical and translational toxicology utilizes tools across disciplines including biomarkers to assist physicians and scientists alike in providing the best treatment based on the best science.