Toxcel is a medium-sized consulting firm with offices in Gainesville, Virginia and an affiliate location in the United Kindgom. It provides a range of scientific, technical, and regulatory consulting services including federal, state, and regional registrations in North America, Europe, and other international markets. One of Toxcel's main areas of expertise is the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rotenticide Act (FIFRA).

Toxcel places an emphasis on regulatory strategy and maintains a good rapport with several regulatory agencies. Many of Toxcel's consultants previously held posts with the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). President Alan Katz is a board-certified toxicologist who served as a Senior Toxicologist with EPA's Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP), Excecutive Director Connie Welch was previously a branch chief within OPP's Antimicrobial Division, Earl Goad was formerly a chemist within the Antimicrobial Division, and Michele Loftus was a former reviewer within OPP's Residue Chemistry Branch.

Toxcel is well suited to help clients gain approval for the sale and marketing of antimicrobial and conventional pesticide products. With decades of collective experience, Toxcel can assist with laboratory selection, study design, research management, and filing of GLP chemistry, residue, efficacy, environmental and toxicological studies.

Lead Antimicrobial Consultants: Michael Kelley and Connie Welch

J. Michael Kelley: Michael Kelley has a PhD in microbiology and is a member of the Society of Toxicology. He was a former Global Director of Regulatory Affairs for a large specialty chemicals company and former chair of the ACC Biocides Panel. He has 35 years of diversified experience in chemicals, regulatory affairs and various technical matters. His background in microbiology, chemistry, and toxicology facilitate communications and development of innovative problem solving.



Connie Welch: Connie Welch: Connie Welch worked for 17 years within EPA’s Office of Pesticide Programs, where she held several leadership positions including Branch Chief. Her role at EPA gave her the opportunity to work with other offices within the EPA (Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, Office of Drinking Water, and Office of Solid Waste), as well as other regulatory agencies including the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC)

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