LAUNCH Smarter Chemistry

Neelam Vaidya: ViridisChem


World pollution is one of the most urgent issues and must be addressed immediately. The root cause of this problem is the toxicity introduced by man-made products and toxic waste generated during manufacturing into air, water, and soil. To solve this problem, Green Chemistry experts are prescribing early toxicity focus right from design-stage throughout the product development life-cycle. ViridisChem creates software solutions that address world pollution problems by providing all the data and analysis needed by scientists to practice toxicity-aware research throughout product development life-cycle. Its products tabulate and delineate the toxicity profiles of over 90 million chemicals in easy-to-understand visual format; provide comprehensive green analysis of chemicals and complex processes to identify cost, waste and toxicity implications; and postulate improvements with better alternatives.