The vision and overarching aim of the Mistra SafeChem programme will be fulfilled by a broad research programme focusing on the development of tools, processes and methods with the specific objectives to:
1. Develop, test and evaluate innovative industrial production processes for non-hazardous molecules involving enzyme catalysis, and minimal waste processes.
2. Develop and apply a robust framework for early prediction and verification of hazardous properties of new molecules or materials using in-silico predictive models, in-vitro tools and advanced chemical/biological analytical methods.
3. Develop and apply improved methods for life cycle assessment incorporating hazardous properties of molecules and materials and risks for exposure along the full value chain.
4. Conduct a series of case studies where specific design, production and recycling processes, in different levels of the value chain and representing a range of applications, will be evaluated.