Alternative Assessments: Strategies for Sustainable Product Development

Alternative Assessments: Strategies for Sustainable Product Development

Business & Innovation Channel: Green Chemistry Series

Join Dr. Pam Spencer from Dow Chemical to learn how integrating toxicology assessments at an early stage in product development can be better for the environment and your bottom line. This presentation will explore the benefits and challenges of conducting alternative assessments.  Strategies, tools, and guidance will also be discussed.



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What You Will Learn

  • Key criteria and data important in assessing chemical/product alternatives
  • How to match data needs to product development stage
  • Strategies for managing data gaps (guidance, tools)
  • Emerging needs/areas for future research
  • And much more…


Webinar Details

Date: Thursday, December 5, 2013

Time: 2:00-3:00 pm ET

Fee: Free


Meet Your Experts


Pam Spencer is the Product Sustainability Consulting Director for the Toxicology, Environmental, Research and Consulting (TERC) Group at Dow Chemical.  She has worked for Dow Chemical for 27years.  She leads the TERC Sustainable Chemistry Team and co-chairs the HESI Alternatives Assessment Subcommittee. She completed a PhD in toxicology at University of Michigan and is a Diplomat of the American Board of Toxicology.





Lynn Leger is a founder and director of Alcereco Inc. – an Advanced Materials development company. She has a degree in Chemistry from the University of Toronto and an MBA from the Schulich School of Business. Lynn spent 10 years in DuPont’s Automotive Coatings business where she held a variety of business, marketing and technical positions. Lynn then changed market focus and led new initiatives for DuPont’s Chemical Solutions business division including responsibility for leading major R&D initiatives and was recognized with a Global Sustainable Development award. Lynn also managed the DuPont Qualicon microbiology testing business in Canada. Lynn joined GreenCentre Canada in 2010 as a Director of Commercial Development and worked with universities across Canada to commercialize greener technologies before starting up Alcereco. Lynn is a named inventor on 13 patent applications in technologies representing each of the different businesses with which she has been associated. She is a member of Agriculture Canada’s Bioproducts Advisory Group and the Centre for Catalysis Research and Innovation’s Project Committee.





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