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Stockholm County Council to finance Swetox

The research center Swetox is getting SEK 30 million in funding from the Stockholm County Council. The money is to be divided across three years.

“We are very happy that the Stockholm County Council also wants to contribute to the funding. This means that we will be able to make the most of the unique condition that Sweden has for a goal-oriented toxicological research within drug development and environmental toxicology. Swetox will be a very important complement to the large investments that are being made in basic research within life science and drug development,” said professor Harriet Wallberg-Henriksson, the Karolinska Institute, who is coordinating Swetox.

Swedish Toxicology Sciences Research Center (Swetox) will be working for a chemical safe society, improved health and a sustainable environment. Through high-tech academic research, knowledge and method development Swetox is to bring out solution to evaluate safety and health effects in chemicals, drugs and hormone-changing substances. Swetox will also be host to a national research school. The center is a collaboration between the ten largest universities in Sweden and is coordinated by the Karolinska Institute (KI). KI, the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, Formas and Stockholm County Council are financing the center which will be located in AstraZenecas former premises in Gärtuna/Södertälje.