PEPPER is a public-private plateform made to accelerate production of validated tests in Europe.
“An endocrine disruptor is an exogenous substance or mixture that alters function(s) of the endocrine system and consequently causes adverse health effects in an intact organism, or its progeny, or (sub) populations.” WHO, 2012.
In order to identify a substance as an endocrine disruptor, one need assays which are accepted by all and embedded in regulations.
Our association sits at the heart of the pre-validation process for endocrine disruptors (EDs) characterization methods.
The end goal is to better protect human health and the environment from EDs.
PEPPER is the missing link between upstream research and operational applications.