Areas of expertise
Perseus’ services cover all aspects of biorisk management including the safe handling of biological materials during different stages of the product life-cycle (contained use, confined field trials, commercial release) and product distribution (transport, post-market monitoring).
GM products in food and feed
In many countries, the cultivation of GM crops as well as food and feed uses of GMOs is subject to strict regulations inspired by the precautionary principle. It can be difficult to find a path through the extensive legal framework relating to the placing on the market of a GM food or feed.
Development of human and veterinary medicinal products
Developers of medicinal products manage closely the sequence of pre-clinical and clinical trials in order to achieve critical project milestones.
Responsible use of animals and animal welfare
Animals have unique features, differentiating the risk assessment and management in an animal facility from that in a laboratory environment.
Novel foods are regulated in Europe since 1997. Since then the scope of the Novel Foods Regulation has been subject of continuous discussion.
The bio-based industry is strongly developing, driven by the need for the transition from an economy based on fossil resources to a bio-based economy that relies on renewable resources.
Synthetic biology is a rapidly evolving and promising new branch of biological research, yet the call for regulatory oversight is also becoming stronger.
An important element in developing and launching a genetically modified plant product is the maintenance of product integrity and quality.