Passion meets purpose: The benefits of being a Lhasa Limited member
16 November 2021
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“Upon becoming a member of Lhasa Limited, a world of opportunity opened up, both for the acquisition of new tools and for opportunities to actively participate in the consortia promoted by Lhasa, where there is a very important exchange of knowledge between professionals in the field.”
Mariah Ultramari, Spektra Consultoria
At Lhasa, we’re proud to work closely and collaboratively with users of our software so that we can really understand and meet their needs.
Lhasa is a not-for-profit organisation, which means that when your organisation licenses software from us, you become a member of the company with the potential to contribute to future development of Lhasa software!
As a not-for-profit organisation and educational charity, we also promote and facilitate data-sharing between members and the wider scientific community. This supports our belief in innovation through collaboration.
"It is my view that pre-competitive collaboration and data sharing has been arguably the single most effective means of progression in a number of key regulatory areas over the last decade. Key examples of this include ICH M7 and ICH Q3D. In the case of ICH M7, this has led to the development of an addendum to the guideline that has allowed, for the first time, agreed safety limits for a range of key reagents – removing the uncertainties around acceptance or otherwise of limits proposed by an individual sponsor. Similar exercises have driven major improvements to in silico tools used in the assessment and control of mutagenic impurities.”
Dr. Andrew Teasdale, AstraZeneca
Membership is exclusive to Lhasa Limited product users and has many benefits, including:
Reduced development times and costs
In silico tests are the fastest and most inexpensive way to identify unsuitable chemicals and compounds early on during the screening process, assisting in the prioritisation of chemicals and reducing the overall amount of laboratory-based testing required.
Access to expert knowledge
As a member, you will not only have access to the extensive and increasing data and knowledge present in our current programs, but you will also be welcome to call upon the specialist knowledge of Lhasa Limited scientists and developers. We can investigate more specific scientific challenges your business faces to enhance the knowledge and data in your Lhasa Limited software, so it works harder and more effectively for you.
The Lhasa membership and user list is already populated by top names such as GlaxoSmithKline, Avon Products Inc., Pfizer and Dow Chemicals. Moreover, our membership is growing, and we are proactively supporting/embracing new members from across the globe. Becoming a member of Lhasa presents a valuable opportunity to enter a dialogue with organisations such as these and to share common goals for mutual benefits. Ensure your organisation is recognised as part of this internationally respected collaboration, supporting the global science industry in its efforts to improve human health, protect the environment and reduce animal testing.
Identify your organisation as socially responsible
Working with Lhasa software reduces the need for in vivo testing, therefore acknowledging and acting upon society’s wish to reduce animal testing.
If you are not yet a member of Lhasa Limited and are interested in the many benefits of joining the Lhasa Limited membership, please contact our Business Development Team.
See more information and view the full list of benefits.
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Authorby Pearl Saville
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