Chemwatch gladly welcomes Maria O’Shea, Leif Viklund, and Yulia Dergacheva from REACH n Roll (RnR) to our team!
Maria confirmed they are looking forward to offering Chemwatch products to businesses in their region including their existing clients, and are already right at home with the Chemwatch team, saying they feel we ‘are kindred spirit, all very qualified and knowledgeable, but open and friendly and really easy to work with’.
“We are delighted to be working now with Chemwatch – we really see that Chemwatch products and solutions will be of great service to all sectors of industry, and their efficient and friendly customer service is really quite special.” she said.
Maria and Leif will now be assisting those interested in Chemwatch services in the Nordic Region (including Finland, Norway, Denmark and Sweden), while Yulia is ready to help those in Russia.
Already RnR is excited to showcase Chemwatch’s extensive range of chemical safety and SDS management applications and services, with Maria stating that they ‘believe that a majority of our clients require an easy to use online system for management of and tracking chemical safety information’.
“We look forward to utilising the SDS and labelling software and Galleria for our own internal use, and also sharing it with our external customers who take care of SDS authoring in house. The chemicals inventory and SDS management functionality will be popular product and we believe the Chemwatch risk assessment module is very neat feature,” she said.
Maria, Leif and Yulia bring over 20 years of experience in the industry. Previously Maria was working for the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) as an environmental scientific officer, working in Regulatory affairs and submissions helpdesk. She was also part of the CHESAR development team (CHESAR is ECHAs Chemical Safety Risk Assessment tool).
Leif has been involved in developing in-vitro methods for detecting endocrine disruptor properties and has worked in cancer research.
Yulia has also worked as a Corporate Lawyer, specialising in Russian and International Law for the chemical industry.
The RnR team specialise in EU REACH, CLP, Biocides, and Cosmetic Regulations. As such, in addition to providing Chemwatch systems and services, they will also offer consultancy services covering these EU chemical regulations. They can take care of REACH Registrations and Biocidal Product Authorisation Projects and can act as Only Representative and Responsible person for non EU Companies.
RnR specialise in Exposure modelling and non animal testing strategies utilising alternative such invitro methods, Read Across, and computational QSAR Modelling. The RnR team provide scientific support to companies who are required to undertake endocrine disruption assessment of substances and products (a new requirement for all Biocidal products). One popular service at the moment is helping companies who need to obtain UFI codes (Unique Formula Identifier code) for their products and notify to European Chemicals Agency Poison Centre portal (PCN) accordance to CLP, with the deadline for this in January 2021.
A big, warm welcome to Maria, Yulia and Leif!