ECVAM has finalised its recommendations on a new in vitro toxicological test designed to predict the potential of a chemical to cause skin sensitisation. According to ECVAM, the new assay “can be considered as a valuable component of integrated approaches for skin sensitisation testing although further work is required to fully understand its limitations”.

European Union Reference Laboratory for Alternatives to Animal Testing. EURL ECVAM Recommendation on the KeratinoSens™ assay for skin sensitisation testing. February 2014.

http://ihcp.jrc.ec.europa.eu/our_labs/eurl-ecvam/eurl-ecvam-recommendations/file-kerati/JRC_SPR_Keratinosens_Rec_17_02_2014.pdf

The above items were taken from the April 2014 issue of Toxicology and Regulatory News which is sent automatically to members of bibra (click here)

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